2019 Building Repairs and Maintenance

Featured Project

1465 and 1485 Caldwell Avenue

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Thanks to funding from the Province of Ontario’s Social Housing Apartment Improvement Program (SHAIP), and contributions from OCH, the corporation is undertaking a major revitalization project at 1465 and 1485 Caldwell Avenue. The planned work on the properties includes:

  • New exterior cladding and insulation at 1485 Caldwell Avenue
  • New exterior brick coating (painting) at 1465 Caldwell Avenue
  • Repairs to fix water leaking
  • Repairs to brick elements

It is anticipated that these significant improvements will increase tenant comfort, reduce buildings’ energy consumption, and improve the building’s facade while contributing to the beautification of the neighbourhood.

  • Status

    Construction underway

  • Expected Completion Date

    Spring 2020

  • Community Profile

    Located beside the Caldwell Community, at 1465 and 1485 Caldwell Avenue, there are approximately 640 residents living at Bellevue Manor. Children and youth represent 32% of the population.

    • Constructed in 1973
    • 319 homes in two 14-storey buildings, with elevator service
    • 78 one-bedroom apartments
    • 241 two-bedroom apartments

Exterior, Window & Door Repairs & Replacements

As Ottawa largest landlord and affordable housing provider, OCH is committed to making its buildings are as energy efficient as possible. An important component of that commitment is to work towards improving the overall state of our windows and doors, as well as fixing air and water leakages.

Each year we assess and prioritize projects within this category to fix building components such as windows, doors, and building exteriors (cladding; ex.: brick, metal, or wood). These changes can often lead to savings for tenants on their utilities.

Throughout these projects, OCH communicates with tenants to inform them of the progress of the work. This helps minimize disruption and facilitate the completion of the repairs.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Windows and/or Doors

  • Beauséjour
  • Blair Court
  • Confederation Court
  • 1455 Clementine Boulevard
  • 251 Donald Street
  • Fairlea Court
  • Hunt Club Place
  • 2100 Russell Road
  • St. Peter’s Court
  • Strathcona (204/205 Wiggins Private, 442-458 Wiggins Private, & 730/740 Chapel Crescent)
  • 1041 Wellington Street
  • Woodland Place

Exterior

  • 123 Augusta Avenue
  • Bathgate Court
  • 714-730 Carson’s Road
  • 453 Cooper Street
  • 506 Bronson Avenue
  • Winthrop Court
  • 1465 & 1485 Caldwell Avenue
  • 261 Garneau Street
  • 280 Rochester Street
  • Strathcona (301-427 Wiggins Private)

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades

As various mechanical systems and associated components near the end of their life cycle, OCH invests to ensure that these systems are in good working order and that they are replaced with more energy efficient equipment wherever possible.

The types of improvements under this category can include boilers, electrical, air units, and heating, among others. OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 138 Arlington Avenue
  • Blair Court
  • 181 Bruyère Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • 595 Rideau Street
  • 340 Gloucester Street
  • 2100 Russell Road
  • 1450/1460/1470 Heron Road
  • 380 Murray Street
  • 395 Rideau Street
  • 251 Donald Street
  • 800 St-Laurent Blvd
  • 300 Goulburn Prvt
  • 300 Lacasse Avenue

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Elevator Replacement

OCH is investing in replacing and modernizing elevators in various buildings across its portfolio. As these projects move forward, we communicate with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and to help facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 445 Richmond Road
  • 181 Bruyère Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • 215 Nepean Street
  • 540 Thomson Street

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Fire & Life Safety Replacements

OCH works with key partners such as Ottawa Fire Services, Office of the Fire Marshall on a regular basis to assess and prioritize the fire and life safety needs of our homes. OCH communicates with tenants to provide updates on the work done to minimize disruption and facilitate the completion of the repairs.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Fire Alarm System

  • 1365 Bank Street
  • 445 Richmond Road
  • 123 Augusta & 110 Cobourg
  • 507 Riverdale Avenue
  • 380 Murray Street
  • 540 Thomson Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • 251 Donald Street

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  • 1909 Russell Road
  • 215 Wurtemburg Street

Sprinkler Systems

  • 1465 and 1485 Caldwell Avenue
  • 123 Augusta & 110 Cobourg

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Site Improvements

OCH is committed to nurturing healthy, safe and inclusive communities. That’s why we continue to invest in site improvements to beautify and improve the livability of our communities. Some examples of these types of projects include:

  • Resurfacing of asphalt drives and driveways
  • Grass and landscaping
  • Replacement of stairs and walls
  • Replacement of fencing and play structures
  • Improvements to interior finishes, such as laundry rooms and corridors

As we move these projects forward, OCH communicates with tenants to provide updates on the work done to minimize disruption and facilitate the completion of the repairs.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Interior finishes

  • 380 Murray Street
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent
  • 395 Somerset Street West

Exterior Site improvements (landscaping, paving, fence, etc.)

  • Albion-Heatherington
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • Esson Place
  • Woodland Place
  • Paving at Various Communities

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Structural Restoration

The structural integrity of our properties is important. Repairs to structural elements can have a significant impact on the tenants, as they can be loud and dusty. Throughout these projects, OCH communicates with tenants to provide updates on the work done to minimize disruption and facilitate the completion of the repairs. The types of structural repairs include: balconies, foundations, and parking garages.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 1670 Kilborn Avenue
  • 345 LeBreton Street

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

Roof Repairs and Replacements

As the roofing on various buildings nears the end of its normal life cycle and needs replacement and/or significant repairs, OCH completes condition assessments to prioritize repairs and replacements and communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

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Communities scheduled to undergo repairs, replacement, or improvement in 2019 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 181 Bruyère Street
  • Woodland Place
  • Mooretown
  • Morrison Gardens
  • 2651 Regina Street
  • Tapiola Court
  • 1660, 1670, and 1680 Walkley Road
  • 395 Somerset Street West

*Timeline, budget, and scope of work may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such as weather and availabilities of products by contractors.

More Information: Contact your Property Manager through the OCHC Call Centre at 613-731-1182 (option 2).

Last Updated: June 2019

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