Overlooking the Rideau Canal within Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood, this Queen Elizabeth Driveway project occupies one of the most sought after sites in the Nation’s Capital. In addition to the enviable location, these three prime residences have large loft-like entertainment-sized living spaces and state-of-the art modern design and feature “auto-lifts”, to park the second car above the first, in a secure garage. Concrete core slab floors will increase fire resistance and sound separation beyond the accepted norms . The unique construction assemblies required advanced building code resolution by MTBA during the design and construction of this urban infill.
MTBA worked in close harmony with Hamel Design on this condominium project. The site was severed from an adjacent property housing 4 garages which fronted onto front street.
As “Boomers” turn to “Empty Nesters” and head for retirement, and younger generations remain single with good incomes, the market for urban lifestyle living is growing fast. With MTBA’s experience in adaptive reuse, urban infill, heritage and conservation, and residential and mixed-use projects, we are being commissioned more and more for urban condominium projects, particularly with niche developers who are responding to Ottawa’s “Smart Growth” initiatives.