Welcome to St. Georges Co-op

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.

Our Mission

St. Georges is a non-profit housing co-op that fosters, promotes, and maintains a respectful, diverse and inclusive bilingual and mixed income community, in accordance with our core values.

Our Core Values

Together we govern according to the principles and values of the co-operative model:

  • Respect, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Bilingualism
  • Safety and Security
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Self Government, with Active and Democratic Participation
  • Environmental Sustainability

Our Vision

St. Georges will continue to be a bilingual, respectful, diverse, inclusive and thriving mixed income co-op with members that actively participate and are deeply invested in our community.

What is a Co-op?

Our Organization

St. Georges is a democratically run non-profit co-op, run by all members of our community. Our members actively participate in our community through their service in our Committees and on the Board of Directors. We democratically elect our members to serve on the Board of Directors, and decisions impacting our community are made by our members at our General Members’ Meetings. We diligently manage our fiscal responsibilities and strive to advance our community’s goals to ensure the high quality management of St. Georges.

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About Co-ops

Democratic management is the lifeblood of a healthy co-op and the people who live there, and who collectively own and operate the co-op. The members elect a board of directors and authorize the board to conduct day to day business of the co-op.

Become a Member

The co-op will not discriminate by reason of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation or activity, sexual orientation, family relationship, disability, conviction for which pardon has been granted or any other reason ….

Floor Plans & Rates

Visit the page to view and download our various housing co-operative units. We have 9 different style of units.

Here you can also review the monthly housing charges for our various units and any additional charges to our members.

Photo Gallery

Our housing co-op is a family oriented community of diverse people. We consider ourselves a safe and caring community.

You can learn more about our community based housing co-operative through various images we have placed in our photo gallery..

Covid-19 Information Page

To Our Members: To learn more about St. Georges Co-op’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, please click on the button to visit our information page detailing our co-ops protocols and current information.