Now standing at its full height of 23 storeys, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is entering the latter stages of construction in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market neighbourhood. Combining an art gallery and theatre with street-level retail, public space, and a hotel and condominium, the uniquely mixed-use development promises to remake a previously vacant block on Waller Street into a locus of activity.
Seen from the Westin Ottawa hotel—located two blocks to the west by the Rideau Canal—a shot from late May of this year (above) shows the recently topped-off tower rising above its surroundings. Photographed from the same vantage point in December of 2015, the Waller Street site was already under construction below grade, with a tower crane recently raised.
Designed by Toronto-based KPMB Architects, Montréal's Régis Côté et Associés, and Ottawa's Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, the project now stakes a commanding presence in the local skyline, as cladding installation continues to shape the exterior aesthetic.
Above the new art gallery extensions—which will house the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art—and the black box theatre for the University of Ottawa, the tower volume will be divided between a hotel and condominium. The luxury Le Germain hotel will occupy the tower's levels, with a selection of 88 condominium suites starting on the 15th floor.
Now over 60% sold out, the Arthaus Residences condominiums are set to be completed by the end of the year. Ranging in size from 450 ft² to 1,800 ft², a limited selection of units now remains, including studios, one- and two-bedrooms, and penthouse suites.
Leading up to the project's topping-off, our ongoing coverage provided regular updates of site activity, with our recent year-in-review story offering a condensed look at the construction process. More recently, our amenity preview took a look at renderings of the finished interiors, which will be appointed by Toronto-based U31.
We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available, and the project nears completion. In the meantime, you can learn more by checking out our Database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment on this page, or add your voice to the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum thread.