Frequently Asked Questions



Will I own my unit?  

Tay Commons Cohousing will have a condominium ownership structure. Each unit owner will own their own unit plus a percentage of the total common cohousing property which includes, for example, the entranceway, halls, common sitting, dining and kitchen areas, as well as land making up the Tay Commons Cohousing real estate property.

Will the government subsidize costs?    

To date, we know of no government subsidy available to cohousing projects.

Is there an age restriction?    

Our cohousing community is being created by people 55 and older.

How many units will there be in total? 

We will have 11 fully independent units plus common living, dining and kitchen areas.

Who will manage the cohousing property? (Will I be expected to shovel snow?)

The residents council manages the cohousing complex, including contracting out maintenance such as snow-clearing.

Will there be a garden? 

Space is limited; ardent gardeners, however, will utilize whatever green space is available. There are allotment gardens nearby.

May I have a pet?

Pets may be grandfathered in with the consent of the condo members. Generally they should be leashed when outside of the private unit.

May I smoke?

It is expected that there will be a policy of no smoking in the building or on site. Exceptions might be made on a case-by-case basis.

Is the project affiliated with a church or other organization?

We are not affiliated with any other organization.

How “open” is the community?

We welcome anyone who shares our values and purpose and is willing to share the responsibilities and the benefits of the community we create together.

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us.