2020 Building Repairs and Maintenance

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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

    Original Completion was scheduled: Spring 2020
    Due to COVID-19 Work was delayed.  New Completion expected: Early 2021

  • 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’s 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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Windows and/or Doors

  • MacDonald Manor
  • Beauséjour
  • 1041 Wellington Street
  • Confederation Court

Exterior

  • Cameron Court
  • 215 Nepean Street
  • Allard Place
  • Winthrop Court
  • 1485 Caldwell 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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 391 Piccadilly Avenue
  • 123 Augusta Avenue
  • 110 Cobourg Street
  • 261 Garneau Street
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent
  • 540 Thomson Street
  • 181 Bruyere Street
  • 340 Gloucester Street
  • 380 Murray Street
  • 1450, 1460, and 1470 Heron Road
  • 1365 Bank Street
  • 138 Arlington 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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 540 Thomson Street
  • 201 Friel Street
  • 507 Riverdale Avenue
  • 453 Cooper Street
  • 215 Nepean Street
  • 181 Bruyere Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • 445 Richmond Road

*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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Fire Alarm System

  • 540 Thomson Street
  • 380 Murray Street
  • 1365 Bank Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street

Generators  

    • 415 MacLaren Street
    • 280 Rochester Street
    • 540 Thomson Street
    • 1455 Clementine Boulevard
    • 1455 Heatherington Road
    • 215 Wurtemburg Street

Sprinkler Systems

  • MacDonald Manor

*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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Interior finishes

  • 215 Wurtemburg Street
  • 415 MacLaren
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent
  • MacDonald Manor
  • Walkley Manor
  • 310, 320, and 430 Wiggins Private

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

  • Debra-Dynes and Rideauview
  • Allard Place
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent
  • 415 MacLaren 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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 200/201 Friel Street
  • 375 Gilmour Street
  • 379 Gilmour Street
  • 2487 Iris Street
  • Somerset Rooming House
  • 205 Gladstone Avenue
  • 450 Laurier Avenue
  • 415 MacLaren 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: March 2020

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 2020 (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

  • 540 Thomson Street
  • Fairlea Court
  • 445 Richmond Road
  • Ashgrove
  • Spadina Place
  • 255 Donald 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: March 2020