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Fiddlehead Commons is creating a fun, livable cohousing space near Ottawa for individuals and families who value inclusivity and community. This will be a multigenerational community, situated in Almonte, an historic town of Lanark County.  

The core group is seeking households of diverse ages, family sizes, and backgrounds to join them in exploring and creating their future home!   

The group is guided by their chosen core values of: 

Caring  ·  Environmental Responsibility 
·  Trust ·  Joy and Openness

The Mississippi River of Eastern Ontario courses through Almonte, supporting old mills, riverfront restaurants and walking trails.  While it is within a 45 minute drive to Ottawa, Almonte has all the amenities needed to prosper independently, including its own hospital, high school, commercial district and a vibrant community life for its residents.  The municipality of Mississippi Mills, in which Almonte is situated, is welcoming of cohousing.


The building(s) design will accommodate the needs of the members

The site choice and building design and layout will allow for engaging common areas and inclusion of agreed upon shared amenities. 

Building types will be chosen based on the budget allowance and being amenable to a smooth development process.  Each private residence will be fully sound insulated.


The community will

  • Accommodate 15 - 25 households

  • Govern themselves using Sociocracy

  • (an equitable and efficient decision making systems)

  • Locate within a walk or bike-able distance of town amenities​

  • Will include outdoor space and gardens on site

Current stage of project

  • Planning Recruitment activities to welcome new exploring households

  • Determining criteria for suitable sites

  • Setting up organizational components for future project work


Do you want to explore this group? 

Fiddlehead Commons is hosting an

Information Afternoon event

May 4, 2024

See our events page for details!

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