Monday 29 September 2014

Ottawa Architecture Week

I'm sharing a link to Ottawa Architecture Week which starts today. On Thursday there is a tour of the Hintonburg SIX at the intersection of Armstrong Street and Pinhey Street in Hintonburg. These are designed by Colizza Bruni Architecture, the firm that also designed our Garland Street properties, including 17 Garland Street.

Friday 26 September 2014

Open House Sunday!

It was great to see so many folks out for the Open House last Sunday. I'll be at 17 Garland Street this Sunday September 28th from 2 to 4 pm. Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Hintonburg news - new recreation project

I'm sharing some interesting news of a new recreation project just announced for my Hintonburg neighbourhood! It will be interesting to see how this moves forward. 

Sunday 20 July 2014

Open House Today!

I will be hosting an open house from 2 - 4 pm at 17 Garland Street today. Looking forward to showcasing this fantastic property - see you there! 

Saturday 7 June 2014

New home in trendy Hintonburg in the Ottawa Citizen

I'm excited to see our fantastic Garland Street property featured in a recent Ottawa citizen spotlight on trendy Hintonburg! 

Doors Open - Open House

There is a chance to pass on things you don't need and to promote reuse with Give Away Weekend this weekend, June 7th and 8th. It is also Doors Open Ottawa - a great opportunity to see inside Ottawa buildings that are not open to the public the rest of the year. In the spirit of open doors, I am hosting an Open House at 17 Garland Street on Sunday June 8th from 2-4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Saturday 31 May 2014

Open House Sunday June 1st

I will be hosting an open house from 2 - 4 pm at 17 Garland Street tomorrow - Sunday June 1st. Looking forward to showcasing this fantastic property - see you there! 

Thursday 29 May 2014

Feature Property - 17 Garland in Hintonburg

Here is the link on my website to a beautiful newly completed home at 17 Garland in Hintonburg. The MLS Listing has some fantastic photos to check out! Please get in touch to learn more or arrange a visit. 

Sunday 25 May 2014

June Native Plant Sale - Fletcher Wildlife Garden

After a long cold winter, spring is finally here and thoughts are turning to gardening! If you are interested in learning more about plants native to the region, we have a great resource in central Ottawa. The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located next to the Arboretum off Prince of Wales Drive. If you would like to purchase some native plants for your garden, the Fletcher Wildlife Garden's annual native plant sale is coming up on Saturday June 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Their website outlines why the project got started:  "With habitat loss a major factor in the decline of many plant and animal species, our goal is to encourage as many people as possible to create or restore natural landscapes on their urban or rural property. Our Interpretive Centre disseminates information on conservation issues and regional natural history. Behind the centre is our Backyard Garden designed to show how anyone can transform their own garden into one that is wildlife friendly".

Saturday 24 May 2014

Video: Energy Efficiency in Hintonburg

I'm sharing a video of me talking about energy efficiency in our new builds in Hintonburg at last September's green homes tour. Here's the link, I'm always happy to chat about energy efficiencies and saving!

Monday 28 April 2014

The Case for Green Buildings

As my clients and readers know, I have a strong interest in green buildings and energy efficiency. I am a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and an Accredited Green Agent with the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers. I was interested in read this recent article from the real estate news exchange on the clear case for green buildings. As expert and investor Greg Kats says “Today almost half of new construction, non-residential by square footage, is designed to LEED or equivalent standard. So it is a dramatic confirmation that this is really a demand-driven interest that people want to and are willing to pay a premium for.”

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Happy Earth Day!

I hope you had a Happy Earth Day yesterday! I am sharing details of an interesting event coming up on April 29th hosted by Ecology Ottawa exploring the local impacts of climate change. More details on this panel discussion - Sick of Climate Change? Local Health Impacts in a Warming World - can be found here.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Greetings REIN Members!

Last weekend I was an active participant in the Toronto ACRES Course. Real Estate Investment Network members know what I'm talking about - the Authentic Canadian Real Estate System! It was a privilege to learn from some inspiring investors and I came away energized and focused. I love working with real estate investors - if we met last weekend, through the Ottawa Real Estate Investing organization, or we are connecting through my website, I look forward to working with you to help meet your real estate investing goals. 

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Organic Gardening in the City

Now that spring is finally here, and we can actually see the soil, I am sharing some information on an organic gardening in the city seminar series. It's being offered in April by the Canadian Organic Growers. Here is the link for more information!

Sunday 6 April 2014

Garland Update

The Garland properties - 15 Garland and 17 Garland -  are looking beautiful, garnering attention, and nearing completion. Now that spring is here I will be posting open house information soon! In the meantime, please get in touch if you are interested in a tour, I am always happy to showcase the fantastic features of these new builds in Ottawa's hottest neighbourhood, Hintonburg. 

Friday 28 February 2014

Green Home Design

I'm always looking for interesting "green" home design and furnishing ideas! Here's a link to a recent article from the Ottawa Citizen.

Saturday 1 February 2014

Upcoming Green Power events in Ottawa

Ecology Ottawa recently shared information two upcoming Ottawa green power events. Details below or here.

  • Green Your Power, Options for Tangible Solutions in Ottawa
    Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:45pm-2:00pm
    First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave
    All are welcome to hear from OREC and Bullfrog Power about the options for greening your power, as well as your portfolio.

  • Community Power – Democratizing Solar Power with Community Funding
    Monday, Feb. 10, 11:30am-1:00pm
    Ottawa University, Arts FSS4007
    This talk will cover details on the feed-in-tariff program, solar photovoltaic systems, and the community power/renewable energy co-operative model (specific examples from the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op), including the regulatory framework, the business model and governance implications. It will interest political scientists, engineers, planners, business scholars and anyone interested in new models of electricity governance or in citizen engagement and capacity building toward sustainable energy futures.

Interior design finds!

Toronto's annual interior design show was last weekend in Toronto. An Ottawa Citizen article this week with some highlights from the show, including links to Ottawa sources of their unique finds. 

Sunday 26 January 2014

Upcoming Panel Discussion: the Future of Snow and Skiing in a Warming World

I'm sharing an interesting invite from Ecology Ottawa:

You’re invited to a thought-provoking evening with Olympians, snow experts and ski professionals in the run-up to the Olympics, the Canadian Ski Marathon and the Gatineau Loppet.  Ecology Ottawa is hosting a free panel discussion entitled The Future of Snow and Skiing in a Warming World.

WHEN - Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
WHERE - at the Science and Technology Museum, 1867 Saint Laurent Blvd

Please register at