Note that the co-op office is closed due to COVID-19. You can continue to contact our staff by phone and email, and can submit all maintenance requests online using our form.
With Canada’s Capital and the district of Sandy Hill as our backdrop, St. Georges is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps from an abundance of green space and parks, neighbourhood amenities, excellent schools (including Francojeunesse across the street and Lisgar some blocks away), boutique shops, the Rideau Canal, the Transitway, the Byward Market and the University of Ottawa, making us perfectly situated for all of our residents’ needs.
Spanning the city block of Henderson Avenue, St. Georges is a not profit mixed income coop comprising 69 red brick townhouse style units and apartments and five wheelchair accessible units. St. Georges also has indoor and outdoor parking and a meeting room for members’ use. The aesthetic beauty of St. Georges is defined by the tall and statuesque maple trees that line our street.
St. Georges also has a rich history. We officially opened on October 17, 1992, and were the first bilingual co-op established in North America. We take pride in our bilingual and inclusive culture.
As a mixed income co-op, St. Georges fosters, promotes and maintains a respectful and diverse community. Our residents include families (including many single parent families), new immigrants, people living with disabilities, seniors, students and young professionals. Many of our residents have raised their children here, and founding members of the Co-op are still living in St. Georges today. We believe that our diversity makes us stronger.
We are pleased to be the closest co-op to the University of Ottawa, which is located just around the corner from our quiet one way street. Many of our residents are students of the University, whether they be parents completing a degree as they raise their families, kids who have grown up in the Co-op, or new students who recently moved to the area. Some of our residents also work for the University.