What Types of Condos Are There in Ottawa?

Condos have common areas and shared responsibilities. Condo fees are based on the size of individual properties in proportion to the total condo. Fees, and what is included in fees can vary widely among condo properties. The following are all types of condo properties that can be found in our market in Ottawa:

Row or townhouse: One of several single family homes joined by common walls.

Link: Houses joined by garages or carports which provide access between the front and rear yards. Builders sometimes join basement walls so that link houses appear to be single family homes on small lots.

Highrise condominium: multi-story residential building containing condominium units and often amenities such as party rooms, pools, bike storage rooms, security, etc.

Loftstyle: can be converted from commercial buildings and retain the original industrial characteristics, or be designed and built with this style in mind. You will likely find these traits in a loft or loft-style condo: exposed ceilings and ductwork, sweeping open concept space, concrete pillars & columns, walls of windows, etc.

Stacked Units: typically low-rise buildings, where there are lower units and upper units, each of which has 2 levels. There is a wide variety of this type of condo in Ottawa’s suburbs of Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Riverside South and Orleans, as well as more centrally located.

Lowrise condominium: apartment style condos in a low rise building of 3 or 4 storeys. Typically these are walk-ups and do not have elevator access. In Ottawa, there are a variety of these types of buildings in Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Riverside South and Orleans, as well as more centrally located.