Blue Heron Co-Operative Homes Inc.

November 17, 2006 12:46 ET

Blue Heron Co-Operative Homes Inc.: First Ottawa Housing Co-Op in 10 Years to Open Sunday

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2006) - Blue Heron Co-operative Homes - the first non-profit housing co-op to be built in Ottawa in over 10 years - will hold its official opening on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The co-op recently received an award for energy efficiency and sustainability from the Ottawa-Carleton Homebuilders Association. Blue Heron is an 83 unit housing co-operative, with a mix of townhouses and an apartment building. It was fully occupied on Sept. 1, 2006.

Blue Heron was made possible due to financial assistance from the Federal and Provincial governments under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program as well as financial assistance and fee relief from the City of Ottawa under the Action Ottawa program.

Blue Heron is located in Kanata North, on the east side of March Road north of Terry Fox Drive. There is a sign at the entry way to the Co-op's property with the municipal address 750 and 760 March Road. Ribbon cutting will be at 2:30 pm followed by tours of the Co-op.

Contact Information

  • Blue Heron Co-operative Homes
    Michelle Bainbridge
    (613) 254-7492
    Email: blueheroncoop@bellnet.ca
    or
    Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
    Merrilee Robson
    (604) 512-2696