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Providing safe and affordable housing to more independent seniors in our community, building on the 30-year success of Ellwood House.


Ellwood House is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and affiliated with the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle and the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. 

  • St Thomas has a rich history of service to the community—developing and supporting services for seniors, children, and families in our community. 

  • The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is working with several parishes to plan the best use of their land, creating multiple affordable housing projects that are now at varying stages. 

  • The Ellwood House Board of Director’s vision is to extend its current building to increase the tenant community, and to provide more safe and affordable housing to the many seniors in Ottawa who need a stable home.


Proposed is a three and a half storey extension to the existing Ellwood House, located on Braeside Avenue on the site of the former St. Thomas rectory. The current concept plan proposes 38 one-bedroom units, six barrier-free and the rest fully visitable for those with accessibility needs.


More information about the project can be found in the documents below.


(Click on links below to view or download documents)

  1. Status updates

  2. Briefer on Ellwood House

  3. Backgrounder on affordable housing in Ottawa

  4. Ellwood House Extension Steering Committee

  5. Images of Ellwood House Extension on the St. Thomas campus

  6. Ellwood House Extension project timeline


2262 Braeside Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7J6


If you have questions about the Extension, please email, and a Board member will reply.

Steering Committee
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