Saturday 28 April 2012

This Weekend: Open Houses

I'll be hosting an open house on both Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 pm at 68 Sherbrooke Avenue in Hintonburg. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Monday 23 April 2012

New Listing in Hintonburg!

In its April 2007 issue, enRoute magazine named Hintonburg one of the top ten emerging neighbourhoods in Canada. This beautiful property - walkable to shopping, parks and restaurants and easy biking distance to the downtown core -  could be just what your family is looking for!

68 Sherbrooke Avenue

Sunday 22 April 2012

April 22 is Earth Day!

Every year, April 22nd is Earth Day. More than 6 million Canadians join 1 billion people in 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every child in school in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity.

You can check out the Earth Day webpage and see what activities are happening around the country. In Ottawa, the Canadian Museum of Nature is providing free general admission on Earth Day, where the whole family can learn about Canada's natural history through galleries and exhibits.

Friday 20 April 2012

This Weekend in Ottawa: Eco Expo 2012

The two-day Eco Expo features more than 100 Ottawa businesses and non-profit organizations. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. sample vegan recipes, get tips on natural gardening and find out how to reduce stress through meditation and yoga.

There will also be a children’s fun zone with face painting, interactive workshops and a recycling depot in the parking lot for used cellphones and other electronic waste. 

The Eco Expo will be held at the RA Centre at 2451 Riverside Dr.  Admission is by donation with funds going to Habitat for Humanity, USC Canada and Prevent Cancer Now. For more information, go to

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Best of Planet in Focus Environmental Film Fest at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Don't miss this excellent and thought-provoking selection of films about current environmental issues, chosen by a Canada-wide selection committee from the best of the 2011 Planet in Focus Environmental Film festival in Toronto. It’s a perfect outing to celebrate Earth Week!

Each night will feature a guest speaker. The final night – Saturday, April 21 – will celebrate the wrap-up of the festival with a party in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s RBC Blue Water Gallery. Festival-goers will be able to party with a blue whale, and enjoy music by a DJ, snacks, prizes, informal tours of the gallery with museum educators, cash bar, emcee and more. For the full schedule of movies and information about tickets, visit The Canadian Museum of Nature is located at 240 McLeod Street in Ottawa. For information about the film festival, call 613-566-4791.

Welcome to my Blog: Green Real Estate in Ottawa

Green is not an end point, but a process. It means many things to people, whether it is energy efficiency, reduced operating costs, reduced environmental impacts, or living close to your work. When it comes to a home, green can include a number of considerations such as energy efficiency, sustainable materials, central location, and reduced environmental health impacts.

The benefits of green real estate properties include reducing greenhouse gases outputs and impacts, reducing the cost of operating and maintaining a home, and improving the comfort of a home and quality of life for yourselves and your children. In our increasingly connected world, our sustainability choices can reduce impacts on our neighbourhood, city and world.

Whatever green means to you, I will work with you to understand your green interests, and how they can best be integrated with your real estate goals. Whether you are buying or selling a home, it makes sense to think about sustainability.  Working with an agent that understands energy and sustainability will add value in your search and sale. You can find out more at my website: