Now joining the Downtown Ottawa skyline, DevMcgill's Arthaus will arguably be Canada's most diversely programmed mixed-use development. Featuring a major expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery, a black box theatre space for the University of Ottawa, a luxury Le Germain hotel, condominium suites, and public space, the Waller Street project looks to provide a significant infusion of vitality to the capital city's urban core.
Designed by Régis Côté et Associés along with Barry Padolsky Associates Inc., and KPMB Architects, the project is quickly becoming a conspicuous part of Downtown Ottawa's growing skyline, with construction work on the residential levels—which begin on the 15th floor—now getting underway as the tower rises towards its full 23-storey height.
Featuring interiors by U31 and just over 80 residential units, the one and two-bedroom suites at Arthaus Residences at Arts Court range in size from just under 450 ft² to over 1,800 ft². With construction now well underway, however—the project targets a 2017 completion—a relatively limited number of suites remain.
At 979 ft², the one-bedroom 'Fitzgerald' suite (above) offers an exceptionally large open living space, which emerges onto a corner balcony. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom as well as a walk-in closet, while a smaller guest washroom is accessible from the foyer. Below, the 16th floor's 606 ft² 'Milne' floorplan is one of the project's smaller suites.
On the 21st floor, meanwhile, the 1,102 ft² 'Bush' suite (below) features one of Arthaus' larger balconies, with a 127 ft² outdoor space spanning the unit's east elevation.
On the 23rd and final floor, only two suites now remain. The luxurious two-bedroom 'Varley' suite is notable for its expansive common area, as well as the bedroom-sized walk-in closet. The 1,443 ft² south-west facing unit also features an 85 ft² balcony.
We will keep you periodically updated as construction continues, and the project nears completion. In the meantime, a fuller look at the gallery space—which will house the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art—is available in our previous story, while more information about the project can be found in our dataBase page. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment in the space below, or join the conversation in our Forum.