Welcome to Country Lane Co-operative Homes

Co-op Living in St. Catharines, Ontario

Our Mission Statement

“To create a diverse housing environment that cultivates opportunities and democracy within a progressive, vital community that promotes co-op principles and safe, affordable, quality housing.”

Are you looking for a housing co-op to join in the Niagara area?

Country Lane is a community of members that make their own decisions about the operations of the co-op. That means there is no landlord. The members democratically elect a Board of Directors who administer the co-op on their behalf. Through ongoing participation, members also assist in the day to day operations of the co-op.

Because Country Lane only charges members enough to cover costs, repairs and reserves, we can offer housing that is more affordable than average rents in the private sector.

If you become a member of Country Lane Co-op you will:

  • be a voting member who contributes to the governance of the co-op
  • become a part of a community where neighbours look out for each other
  • be part of a community that retains its affordability because it is run on a non-profit basis.

Country Lane was incorporated in 1986 and is composed of sixty units, apartments and townhouses. Our location at 412 Louth St. is an area of St. Catharines with unrivaled conveniences for people of all ages and walks of life. We are a diverse community, welcoming people from different cultures, age groups and income levels.

We are members of the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. We have an Operating Agreement with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and are legislated through Ontario’s Co-operative Corporations Act.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Co-op, please browse through our website, which will give you information about us and how you can become a member.


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About Co-operatives

A housing Cooperative is a group of people who form a corporation to provide housing services for themselves.

Co-op living is unique to all other forms of housing because it represents a community living within a community.


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Application Process

Becoming a member of a housing co-operative and it’s community lifestyle is a rewarding experience.

Learn about the housing charges and other related costs to our members in becoming part of our membership.


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Floor Plans & Rates

Country Lanes Co-operative Homes offers both apartments and townhouses to existing and prospective members.

To learn more about the types ans styles of our housing community, visit our Floor Plans & Rates page.