New Ottawa Condo Development Proposed in the Heart of Westboro

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Another condo may be coming to Westboro. Trinity Development Group has proposed a new Ottawa condo development in the heart of Westboro– at the corner of Richmond Road and Island Park Drive, currently occupied by a gas station. As of now no applications for development have been filed. The developer’s website doesn’t give much detail […]

Where to Buy Condos in Ottawa in 2019

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We’re only a few weeks into spring, but the Ottawa condo market is already heating up. If you’re looking to buy a condo in Ottawa in 2019, here are the neighbourhoods that you should check out first– along with Ottawa condos that we think you’ll love. Centretown With its proximity to local landmarks like the […]

How it Works: Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

How it Works: Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

Many people jump at the chance to buy a pre-construction condo because it gives them the option to customize their new digs to their heart’s desire. While getting your foot in the door on a new development before the builders have even broken ground is exciting, there are some things that you should know before […]

“Hot off the Grill” – BBQs on Condo Balconies

Summer and barbecues go hand in hand, and that is no different for those living in condos who want to enjoy a meal cooked on the grill while sitting on their balcony.  Neither the Ontario Fire Code nor the Technical Standards and Safety Authority prevent the use of barbecues on balconies – their use is […]

The Merit: a second chance to purchase

Very soon a number of condo units are going to hit the market once again in one of Ottawa’s most luxurious condo buildings– The Merit. It has been a number of years since the most sought after units were swept up during the pre-construction phase. Those who pre-purchased are soon going to have the opportunity […]

Pets in condos- are they welcome?

Are pets allowed in this condo building? Your friend says “no,” your realtor says “yes,” the mailman says “no.” The good news is that there is always a correct answer. Rules regarding pets differ between buildings. Details can be found in the condominium documents. When you make an offer to purchase a condominium, these documents […]

Wallis House- Loft Living

Check out this old photo showing the original advertisement for lofts for sale at Wallis House (589 Rideau). All lofts were sold within 24 hours of advertising! Hard to imagine that some of these lofts were selling for around $100,000. Today there are a number of lofts available in Wallis House (589 Rideau) ranging from […]

Searching for the best condo view in the city…

The downtown cityscape, the Gatineau Hills, Elgin Street on a Saturday night, your neighbour’s balcony…whatever condo view captures your eye, we want to see it. From your third floor window or your rich uncle’s private penthouse terrace, we’d like to see Ottawa as you see it, from all condo angles.   Next time you’re admiring […]

511 Rideau – Rideau Mews: the owners story…

511 Rideau- Rideau Mews is a historical loft type building in Ottawa, ON. We had the opportunity to interview the owner of five of the six condo units in the building. She had some interesting responses to our questions… When did you purchase these units? Our first purchase was in 2004.  The last one was […]

Who decides if a condo building is welcome in your neighbourhood?

It all begins with the City of Ottawa’s Urban Design Review Panel. Before a development application is submitted, the developer must sit down with the Panel to review the development case. The Panel comprises of a number of building and landscape architects, urban planners, and other industry experts.   Only high profile cases in the […]

Chaudiere Island: a world class community?

It has recently been made public that Windmill Developments has written a ‘letter of intent’ to purchase lands owned by Domtar on the historical Chaudiere Island— located between Ottawa and Gatineau. Windmill Developments aspires to build a mixed-use sustainable community at a world-class level. What will we see on the plans? We suppose a number […]

Ottawa Condo Network: user experience enhanced

Our team continually strives to discover and implement new ways to make the Ottawa Condo Network user experience better and better. Lately we have been focusing our attention on making Ottawa Condo Network’s site speed faster. Behind the scenes, we have some of the best computer engineers in the city coming up with new ways […]