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A new Ottawa co-living tower is set for occupancy in January.

Leasing Begins at Zibi Co-Living Tower

A new Ottawa co-living tower is set for occupancy in January.

Canadian developer Dream Unlimited and U.S.-based Common Living announced that leasing has begun on their 25-storey rental residential building.

Known as Common at Zibi, the property is located on Chaudiere Island, a short distance from Gatineau, Que. Zibi is a large community that is slated to have some 2,200 residential units when it is fully developed.

The project is Common’s first co-living building in Canada. The co-living property model includes shared accommodation and university dormitory aspects.

“While popular in major U.S. markets, co-living is a relatively new concept in Canada,” said the project partners in a news release.

Common at Zibi contains 48 fully furnished co-living units that each accommodate up to five residents, along with shared kitchens and living rooms. The building also has 140 traditional suites and 19 affordable homes in the form of one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Ottawa Community Housing will manage the affordable housing units. Dream Impact Trust is also a project partner.

Image: Common Living


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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