Great Rivers Cohousing

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“All my life I have wanted to live within in a caring community. At last it’s becoming real for me in Ottawa.” 

"It's satisfying to already feel a sense of community through working with these special people who will (one day soon) be our neighbours."

"I like the sense of community that cohousing offers."

"I'm excited about being involved in creating a community that is built on supporting one another, respect, and sustainability."

 Are these YOUR future neighbours?

Great Rivers Cohousing is the core group for a new multigenerational cohousing community project in urban Ottawa, anticipated to complete by early 2025.  The members are creating a community that is supportive and welcoming through a spirit of intentional neighbourliness and social connectivity. They are guided by equitable and thoughtful decision making based on their chosen core values of:




Environmental Sustainability

The community will:

  • Accommodate 14 to 24 households

  • Site located in a quiet and “walkable” neighbourhood within the urban boundary of Ottawa. Essentially within a 15-minute walk to reach:

    • ​​Shopping and Food amenities (grocery stores and restaurants)

    • Natural green space and prominent water feature

    • Convenient public transit

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

The design layout and form will allow for engaging common areas and may incorporate low rise multi-unit building(s), of maximum 4 story, or row housing. 

Each private residence will be fully sound insulated and have its own private patio or balcony.​

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Current Stage of Project:

  • Seeking a suitable site

  • Looking for additional members/households

  • Exploring Sociocracy as their system of decision making for effective governance

  • Seeking a well matched development partner

Want to explore or join this group?


Ottawa Cohousing is seeking investors to support inclusion of some rental units for this community.

To discover what type of investments we are offering for this project