Information Update: 523 Gatensbury Street

Updated: March 19, 2024 – 11 a.m.

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Important Update for Displaced Households

Temporary accommodation has been extended to Wednesday, March 27.

Information Meeting (**Rescheduled from Tuesday, March 19**)

When:  Wednesday, March 20 - 2 - 3 p.m.

Where: Birch Room, Executive Plaza Hotel 

This session is for all individuals and families permanently displaced by the fire to receive information and ask questions.

Note: To maintain privacy and ensure efforts are focused on supports for the individuals and families who remain displaced by the Gatensbury Fire, media and members of the public will not be admitted to the Birch Room.

What to Expect

Latest Updates: Get the most current information and be advised about what is next.

Housing Information: Representatives from BC Housing will be available to provide information and address questions.

Restoration Status: Hear from the property restoration company about the status of the building and personal belongings.

Personal Support: Meet the City of Coquitlam’s assigned Recovery Support Lead who will work with you to support your personal action plan.

Over the coming week, the Recovery Support Lead will schedule individual meetings with each household to better understand your situation and work to connect you with available resources for unmet needs.

Re-occupancy Update


101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213

322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330

Unsafe / Cannot be reoccupied

Residents will not be able to return to their homes. This section of the building cannot be reoccupied as a result of fire damage.

Hotel accommodation and meals are provided until Wednesday, March 27.

Next information meeting: Wednesday March 20, 2-3 p.m.
(Previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 19)
Birch Room, Executive Plaza Hotel

All units not listed above
Safe to return home
Evacuees should begin checking out of temporary hotel accommodation now and will need to depart no later than check out time on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to your Property Director. Disputes regarding the condition of your unit or tenancy agreement, should be directed to the Residential Tenancy Branch 604-660-1020 or