The Kettle Boffo Project

From 2012 to 2018 The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties worked to bring a shared vision to life – one of an inclusive community with a mix of non-market and market housing, an expanded drop in centre to support mental health and a diverse mix of new commercial and retail tenants to the corner of Commercial Drive and Venables Street. Unfortunately, our original vision could not be brought to life.

Since then, The Kettle continues to work tirelessly and advocate for the supports our community desperately needs as they have for more than 40 years. They continue to own and operate their space at 1725 Venables Street. And our Boffo team is continuing to build new homes in dynamic neighbourhoods while also exploring options on how best to activate this corner in Vancouver.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on our progress as we move forward.

Together The Kettle and Boffo Properties remain partners in our hope for more housing, more supports and more care for the most vulnerable in our city.

Should you have any questions or wish to know more about our history at Commercial and Venables, please to not hesitate to reach out to