Category: Co-op Vacancies

08 Jan 2019

Units Available at Des Jardins Co-op!

Des Jardins Coop is a stunning apartment building, conveniently located in Centertown, Ottawa – minutes away from China town, Little Italy, downtown businesses and shopping. Multiple parks and bus routes including numbers 4, 11, 94 and 95. They are a fully bilingual Co-operative housing community.

This quiet, well kept, non-smoking building boasts a 10th floor terrace with an absolutely stunning view of downtown Ottawa and the Ottawa River! Great place to enjoy the fireworks! The terrace has a BBQ for residence to use. The 10th floor is also equipped with a large community kitchen, a dining area, a library and t.v. and computer room with access to Wi-fi.

Apartment comes with a fridge and stove. Laundry facilities are on-site. Each apartment has its own large balcony and storage.

The restaurant style kitchen is available for booking. The Co-op members like to gather here for their Collective Kitchen committee, Koffee Klatsch group, Bingo and games. The yard is beautifully set-up for gardening as well as an outdoor, designated smoking section.

There are lovely bachelors, $672 inclusive, 1 bedroom units, $851-$877 inclusive, double bachelors $972 inclusive, and 2-bedrooms $1059. Uncovered and covered parking extra.

If you have ever thought about living in a co-operative community or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact the des Jardins office by email for all inquiries and applications:


Des Jardins Coop est un magnifique édifice, idéalement situé au Centre-ville d’Ottawa – à quelques minutes du quartier chinois, de la Petite Italie, des commerces du centre-ville et des boutiques. Plusieurs parcs et lignes d’autobus, y compris les numéros 4, 11, 94 et 95. Ils sont une communauté d’habitation coopératives entièrement bilingue.

Ce bâtiment calme, très bien entretenu et non-fumeur, possède une terrasse au 10e étage offrant une vue absolument imprenable sur le centre-ville d’Ottawa et la rivière des Outaouais ! Super endroit pour profiter des feux d’artifices ! La terrasse a un barbecue pour la résidence à utiliser. Le 10ème étage est également équipé d’une grande cuisine communautaire, d’une salle à manger, d’une bibliothèque et d’une télévision et salle informatique avec accès à l’internet.

L’appartement comprend un réfrigérateur et une cuisinière. Une blanchisserie est disponible sur place. Chaque appartement est aussi équipé avec son propre grand balcon et casier d’entreposage.

La cuisine de style restaurant est disponible à la réservation. Les membres de la coopérative aiment se réunir ici pour leur comité de cuisine collective, le groupe Koffee Klatsch, le bingo et les jeux. La cour est joliment aménagée pour le jardinage ainsi qu’une section désignée pour les fumeurs.

Il y a actuellement des studios, 672 $ inclusivement, des 1 chambres, 851$-877 $ inclusivement, studio double 972$, et 2-chambres 1059$. Stationnement (découvert et couvert) supplémentaire.

Si vous avez déjà envisagé de vivre dans une communauté coopérative ou si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur l’opportunité, veuillez contacter le bureau de Des Jardins par courriel pour toutes demandes de renseignements et applications :

04 Dec 2018

Three units available at Cardinus Co-op!

Cardinus Co-op, located at 141 Twyford St, has two 2-bedroom units, and one 3-bedroom unit, available immediately! 2-bedroom units are $958 monthly, and 3-bedroom units are $1,092 monthly. Parking is an additional $35 (for a regular spot) or $40 (for a powered bollard) monthly. Occupants pay for their own hydro and hot water tank usage.  A membership fee of $15 per persons over the age of 16 and member deposit, equal to one month’s housing charge, will be required prior to move-in.

Cardinus Co-op has card laundry facilities on site and a spacious common room for member and personal activities. Located close to public transit, mall, community center, parks, and schools, it is a must-see!

Interested parties should contact Cardinus Co-op at or 613-738-0820.

01 Nov 2017

Co-op Jeanneville shows how co-ops can maintain francophone culture

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Although it’s just off the busy Vanier Parkway, Jeanneville Co-op feels like an oasis in the city.

With 33 townhouse-style units surrounded by lush gardens, this co-op was founded to provide quality homes for francophone families from Vanier. Its founder, Michel Riel, was also president of Co-op de LaSalle, which sits on Michel Riel Private, named after him.

The spirit of la francophonie is still alive and well at Jeanneville, whose members are proud to live in a francophone environment and to be helping French language and culture thrive in Ottawa.

Léopold Lévesque, a founding member of the co-op, speaks of the particular friendly relationship that exists among francophones. Mme. Brousseau, who has been a member for 27 years, agrees, saying, “We’re at home here.”

Joelle Bernard Cloutier, of the management company Gest-Co, manages Jeanneville. “People get involved and take care of the co-op,” she says, “It’s a family atmosphere.” She adds that members at Jeanneville see a future in their co-op and the co-op movement, and are engaged in finding long-term solutions to protect co-op housing.

The co-op has recently undertaking refinancing, and will be starting work in spring 2018 on replacing siding and insulation in its units, and doing electrical and plumbing work. It’s a logical step for a co-op where members take a clear pride in maintaining their homes and the co-op grounds.

Jeanneville received funding through CHF Canada’s Greener Co-op Microgrant program. This allowed the co-op to install rain barrels that keep its gardens looking great in a sustainable way.

Co-op members also demonstrate concern for their community. For example, co-op president Louise Joa mentioned having recently organized a linen drive for Edgewood Care Centre, a nearby residential care facility for people with mental and physical challenges.

Co-operative values animate life at Jeanneville. As Mme. Brousseau puts it, “We work well together, and take care of one another.”