New multi-family building in Whitehorse moving to construction tender

The Government of Yukon is committed to improving access to housing across the territory. As part of this commitment, the Yukon government is advancing the development of a new multi-family building at 6095 6th Avenue, the site of the former Ryder Apartments in Whitehorse, towards construction tender.

The request for proposal for construction was issued on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and will close on June 27, 2024. The goal is to award the tender in summer 2024, with groundbreaking expected later this year. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2026, with the aim of welcoming Yukoners and families home later in 2026.

The project will have 45 units, 12 of which will be designated accessible. It will also exceed energy efficiency requirements by 35 per cent, meaning it will use less energy than similar buildings, leading to reduced energy costs and a smaller environmental footprint.

In addition to generating employment opportunities and fostering economic growth in the Yukon, this development will help ease the demand for affordable housing. It will also support tenants in establishing a sense of home within their community.

Building a new multi-family building at 6095 6th Avenue in Whitehorse demonstrates our government’s commitment to creating more affordable housing options across the territory. We look forward to community members in Whitehorse being able to call this new building home.

Premier and Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • The construction tender represents the next step of development, following the recent demolition and remediation of the site.

  • The design contract was awarded to Kobayashi Zedda Architects for $676,000.

  • Ryder Apartments tenants were relocated primarily to the 401 Jeckell Street multi-unit building and other Yukon Housing Corporation-owned multi and single-family units earlier in 2024.

  • A public information session to share the building’s conceptual design and functional planning with community partners was held in Whitehorse on April 22, 2024.

Media contact 

Laura Seeley
Cabinet Communications 
867-332-7627
laura.seeley@yukon.ca

Laura Gohl
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation
867-667-8818
Laura.Gohl@yukon.ca

News release #: 
24-260