Central Condos

Top three Ottawa condo buildings for Young Professionals

As a young professional who is working and living in Ottawa, only the best will do. Work hard, play hard is more than just a saying for you, it's your way of life. Last thing you want, are constant complaints from your neighbour because the walls are too thin, or issues with the condo board. With over 900 condo buildings across Ottawa, we have narrowed this down to a select few. 

3. Mondrian Condos - 324 Laurier Ave. West

Mondrian, with its "rooftop" (6th floor) outdoor pool, complete with Miami-esq cabanas, large party room and concierge has been the choice of YP's looking for a place to call home. The units them selves are open concept and modern with floor to ceiling windows, exposed concrete pillars and columns, and decently sized. Great location for those working in the downtown core.

Location: 324 Laurier Ave. West, at Bank st.
Builder: Urban Capital (Toronto)
Year Built: 2009
Conceirge: Yes. 9-5 with security nights and weekends
Pool: Yes, Outdoors. Not for lap swimming.
Party Room: Decent sized with large sitting area, kitchen, dining table, TV, and pool table.
Gym: Yes 
BBQ: Yes, shared. Also has outdoor dining table. Electric BBQ's allowed on unit balcony.
Parking: Underground, and heated
Balconies: All units, except two per floor that do not ("07" and "08")
Elevators: Three high speed
Visitor Parking: None in building, paid lot beside entrance.
Demographic: Full mix

2. Central Condo Complex (all three phases) - 354 Gladstone and 349 McLeod, 360 McLeod, and currently under construction Hideaway

Central Condos is a mix of three phases, 354 Gladstone and 349 Mcleod make up phase one (two addresses allow the large U shaped building to have two entrances, mailboxes, etc.), 360 Mcleod which is phase 2, and the third phase which is under construction called Hideaway. Same feel and flow as the Mondrian, but 4 years newer, and reflected in the updated finishings throughout the building.  

Location: Bank st, at Gladstone St. and McLeod St.
Builder: Urban Capital (Toronto)
Year Built: 2012, 2014, 2015
Conceirge: Yes. Each phase has its own, 9-5 with security nights and weekends
Pool: Outdoor pool in Phase 3, for residents of phase two and three only.
Party Room: Each phase has independant room. Decent sized with large sitting area, kitchen, dining table, TV, and pool table.
Gym: Yes 
BBQ: Yes, shared. Electric BBQ's allowed on unit balcony.
Parking: Underground, and heated
Balconies: Yes, few floor plans per building without
Elevators: Two high speed per building
Visitor Parking: None in building, paid lot beside entrance.
Demographic: Mix, 20-40yrs old


1. SoHo Lisgar - 300 Lisgar

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SOHO Lisgar is Ottawa's second for Mastercraft Starwood. Located at 300 Lisgar, the building is very central being just off Bank St. and only a few blocks from downtown offices, Elgin St, Byward Market, Little Italy and Chinatown. The high end finishes, quality design, and first class amenities are what one would expect with the Mastercraft Starwood name.

"Timeless design, well thought out living spaces, style and flair are SoHo’s signature. We used the same high quality materials and standards demanded by our boutique hotel clientele – well-heeled jet setters, movie and rock stars, and C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs) – who demand living spaces equivalent to the comfort of expensive homes. For example, marble bathrooms with large shower stalls and rainshower head, a handshower with diverter, Floor-To-Ceiling and all-To-Wall Windows©, European appliances and Quartz countertops.

A kitchen designed with fine cabinetry you would find on a yacht or private jet, with an island, and kitchen appliances concealed behind lacquered doors. Backsplashes with glass tile and a stainless steel sink with side mounted faucet finish this stunning kitchen. 

Gluckstein designed each luxury condominium floor plan at SoHo Lisgar to accommodate fine furnishings to suit every taste and temperament. Living areas are designed for entertaining, up to 20’ wide, not the typical 10’ wide living room found in other condominium developments." (taken from developer)

Location: 300 Lisgar Street, at Bank Street
Builder: Mastercraft Starwood (Toronto)
Year Built: 2013
Conceirge: Yes. 
Pool: Yes, Outdoor pool plus hot tub.
Party Room: Yes, including high end chefs kitchen (Wolf Range, Fisher Paykel Fridge)
Gym: Yes, plus sauna
Theatre: Yes, separate room.
BBQ area: Yes, shared. Electric BBQ's allowed on unit balcony.
Outdoor Entertaining:  Yes includes an outdoor Kitchen and fire pit.
Parking: Underground, and heated
Balconies: Not all units.
Elevators: Two
Visitor Parking: Yes
Demographic: Mix, 20-50yrs old

Honourable Mention - 90 George

Built by Canril Corporation, this five star building is located in the heart of everything. Launched with many high end amenities over and above, such as separate "gold key" concierge and separate security, BMW 7 series Li for short outings (driven by concierge), valet parking, grand piano in lobby, three high speed elevators, etc. Built on a three storey commercial podium, the outdoor terrace which is approximately 9,000 sqft, owners relax, without leaving home. Did we mention the lobby is a BMW showroom, with models rotating throughout the year!

Location: 90 George Street
Builder: Canril Corporation
Year Built: 2009
Conceirge: Yes. 
Pool: Yes, indoor salt water pool plus hot tub.
Party Room: Yes, more of a dinning room
Gym: Yes, plus sauna
Theatre: No
BBQ area: Yes, shared. 
Outdoor Entertaining:  Yes, 9,000 sqft of space
Parking: Underground, and heated, with valet
Elevators: Three high speed
Visitor Parking: Yes
Demographic: Mix, 30-60yrs old, 

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Written by Matt Richling

Matt is a licensed salesperson at RE/MAX Metro City Realty in Ottawa, Canada. Matt loves helping sellers and buyers find the perfect home that fits their lifestyle. 

Smart House Ottawa - Pre-Launch Information

**Edit** For all Smart House Ottawa information - check out our Smart House Ottawa page.

Launching Thursday September 18th from 6pm to 9pm is the first official VIP Launch for Smart House Ottawa. Brought to you by Urban Capital, (the same developer who built Mondrian, The East Market, Central Condos and Hideaway) as well as Ottawa-based Tamarack Homes, the building will feature 152 condo units inside Ottawa's first micro condo development. Building off its success with Smart House Toronto, Urban Capital is looking to expand the idea here to Ottawa. Going to be located in the same neighbour hood as Central, at the corner of Flora and Bank streets, these units will range from 315sqft to 596 sqft (two bedroom units). Prices start at $179,9000 with all units featuring exposed concrete ceilings, and large oversized windows. Roderick Lahey was included in the project as the architect, which ensures the building will please those who will call this project home.

Other features of the building include, product library (will lend out tools you need to make basic repairs to the home), productivity centre which will allow you to work from home (includes a large-format printer/scanner), sunny boardroom, gym and full yoga studio, and party room (with projector/screen, full kitchen and bar, outdoor dining). 

Also to note, this building will have the utilities for each unit separately monitored (not included in the condo fee), which has always been a source of argument at condo board AGM's. This means, you only pay for what YOU consume, not based on a percentage of the building consumption. 

Please note: I will have more information over the next week (pricing, floorplans, etc). Fill out this form if you would like this advanced information, as soon as it becomes available. 

**For everything Smart House Ottawa related, visit our Smart House section - HERE.

Video from the Smart House Toronto project.

Written by Matt Richling

Matt is a licensed salesperson at RE/MAX Metro City Realty in Ottawa, Canada. Matt loves helping sellers and buyers find the perfect home that fits their lifestyle. 

Central Condos Open House this Sunday 2-4pm

Large Ottawa Condo Open House this weekend at Central Condos on Sunday from 2-4pm. All remaining condos in Phase 1 (349 Mcleod Central Condos Ottawa) will be available to view, which includes 1bedrooms, 2 bedrooms all with parking. This units are all from the developer Urban Capital and are brand new construction new been lived in with many upgrades, ready to move in. For more information contact Matt Richling at 613-286-9501, Kim Tran at 613-563-1155 or Anthony Donnelly at 613-563-1155.

Front Page of the Homes and Condos in Ottawa Citizen

Location: 354 Gladstone Ave.

Features: New two-bedroom condo with stainless-steel appliances and hardwood floors. Includes parking and a storage locker.

Asking price: $339,900

Selling price: $335,000

Days on market: 29

Word from the sales rep: “The value for money is amazing, especially with parking and locker included,” says Matt Richling, condo sales rep at RE/MAX Metro City. “This brand-new unit will be a great investment when time comes to sell. Add the modern touch of concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows — it’s no wonder my client fell in love.” (Listing agent was Jurgen Fretschner, broker at Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty.)

What’s good about the ’hood: Steps to shopping on Bank Street and in the Glebe, close to universities in an up-and-coming area.

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FREE 5 Star 3 Night Weekend For Two…

Spring is here in Ottawa and so are the deals! Hideaway at Central just launched a promo to help move sales. Purchase a loft and receive a 5 star, 3 night weekend getaway to Miami for 2 OR up to $3,500 cash back on closing. *There are more details, so make sure to check the fine print 

Starts 12 noon on Saturday Feb 18th and runs till Sunday Feb 26th!

For more information contact the sales centre at Mcleod St just east of Bank or HideawayatCentral.ca OR just send me an email!