Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About the Building
  1. Minimum Age?
    • These are independent living suites for seniors where the primary applicant is at least 60 years of age.
  2. Size of apartments:
    • A 1-bedroom suite is 650 square feet
    • A 2-bedroom suite is 770 square feet
  3. How many suites? 38 in total
    • 7 1-bedroom suites; 2 of these are barrier-free meaning lower counters etc.
    • 31 2-bedroom suites, 10 of these are barrier-free meaning lower counters etc.
  4. Storage facilities for personal belongings apart from in-suite storage?
    • No
  5. Are there barrier-free suites?
    • Yes, 12 suites.
  6. Heating system?
    • Forced air natural gas heating and air conditioning – suites controlled individually.
  7. Maintenance person?
    • Yes, part-time
  8. Garbage services?
    • Yes including recycling
  9. Can I paint my suite?
    • No – standard paint colours throughout building.
  10. What are the window dimensions in suite?
    • 48″ x 54″
  11. Can I hang pictures in my suite?
    • Yes, but only Monkey Hooks or 3M Picture Hanging Strips are to be used.
  12. Are there assigned parking spots?
    • Parking is not assigned but this is subject to change in the future. Parking is included in the rent. Ample visitor parking is also available.
  13. Do I get a discount on my rent if I don’t have a car?
    • No, your spot is available for your visitors.
  14. Can there be more than two people living in the suites?
    • In a 2-bedroom suite there could be one extra person provided that person meets the age requirement or is considered to be special priority as per the Age Restriction Policy.
  15. Occupancy date?
    • Tentatively late October/early November 2021
Questions About Amenities
  1. What is provided in the suites?
    • Appliances – fridge and stove.
  2. What does the tenant provide?
    • The tenant provides furniture, microwave, curtains etc.
  3. Are there areas to gather with friends or family?
    • There is a large community room with kitchen facilities. This can be booked by tenants for family events etc.
    • There is a fireplace lounge adjacent to the main entrance.
  4. Where can out of town guests stay?
    • There is a Guest Suite that can be rented for overnight visitors. You are responsible for providing linens and towels for your guests who utilize the guest suite.
  5. Laundry facilities?
    • There is a central laundry room with five ‘card operated’ washer and dryer sets.
  6. Are pets allowed?
    • Yes, one small dog or one cat as per the Pet Policy that must be vet certified annually. Pets are not permitted in the public areas of the building.
  7. Can I smoke in my suite?
    • No, smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere in the building or public areas outside as Aspen Court is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted on the outdoor patio of your suite or in the designated smoking area on the west side of the property.
  8. What about phone, tv or internet?
    • We are arranging with Shaw to provide phone, tv and internet services at Aspen Court.
  9. Are personal support services available?
    • Tenants living in Aspen Court Senior Living will have the ability to purchase support services, should the demand for service in the building warrant staffing. The following is a list of services that may be available:
      • Housekeeping.
      • Laundry services.
      • Assistance with transportation.
      • Supervision of medication prescribed by a medical doctor.
      • Assistance with meal preparation.
      • Dressing assistance.
      • Assistance with personal hygiene.
  10. There is a practitioner room which a doctor, nurse practitioner, foot care or hair dresser can arrange to use.
  11. Each suite will have a secure mailbox so your mail can be picked up with Aspen Court’s mail and brought on site.
Financial Questions
  1. Do I have to pay a deposit in advance?
    • Yes, $250 must accompany your application (to be applied towards your last month’s rent).
  2. Do I have to sign a lease?
    • No. A Tenancy Agreement must be signed as suites are rented on a monthly basis.
  3. Will there be Rent-Geared-to-Income suites?
    • No. Rent-Geared-to-Income means that rents vary by individual based on the household income. The Affordable suites use a rate set by CMHC – these rents do not vary based on income.
  4. Payment format?
    • Post-dated cheques, no cash. Pre-Authorized Debit may be available. Rent is due on or before 1st day of every month.
  5. Is there a Wait List?
    • Yes, there will be separate Wait Lists for Market suites and Affordable suites (subdivided into 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites).
  6. Is there an income limit for the affordable housing suites?
    • Yes, an annual income review is required. The annual income limit is $37,000 for a single or $43,500 for a couple. The asset limit for affordable suites is $150,000.
  7. What is the application process?
    • Complete an application form for either a Market or an Affordable suite based on income and include a $250 deposit (to be applied towards your last month’s rent).
    • If a suite is not available, the Manager will place the applicant on the appropriate waitlist as of the date the application was received.
    • If a suite is available, Manager completes a credit check and if applicant clears the credit check the Manager will offer a suite, at which time the applicant will have two business days to accept or decline.
    • A tenancy Agreement is signed and first and last month’s rent is paid (less the $250 deposit) prior to moving in.
    • At this time, the Applicant can decline once without being moved to the bottom of the waitlist.
  8. What about insurance?
    • Our insurer requires that anyone renting from us must carry their own tenant’s insurance and provide a copy of their Certificate of Insurance.
  9. Can the deposit be e-transferred?
    • Yes, funds can be e-transferred to