Live Here – 12 July 2021

12 July 2021

As Canada’s capital’s housing market increasingly shuts out eager buyers, there’s evidence that many are taking their purchasing power north of the Ottawa River to Gatineau. In 2020, the number of homes in Gatineau that were purchased by Ottawans doubled.

While prices are lower in Gatineau, Quebec personal tax is higher. There’s also the matter of the commute: if you work in Ottawa but live in Gatineau you’ll be contending with the reportedly heavy traffic on the bridges spanning the Ottawa River. You’ll also benefit from owning a car, as inter-provincial public transit can be problematic.

So, what can you get for your money? We take a look at some properties that have recently come on the market.


230 Rue de Dublin, Unit 15, Plateau de la Capitale

1 bed, 1 bath

A 2014 condo in a family-friendly Plateau area, this apartment has large rooms and good storage.


14 Rue Butternut, Aylmer

2 bed, 1 bath

Located in quiet and outdoorsy Aylmer, this 1942 house feels like a country home with its wraparound porch. Highlights include the large loft master bedroom, the wood burning fireplace, and its close proximity to the river. 


KW Distinction

53 Rue du Cygne, Birch Manor

3 bed, 1.5 bath

This townhouse is located in Birch Manor, a neighbourhood that is more accessible to public transit than nearby Plateau. The backyard deck is finished to high standard, with several seating areas for entertaining. 

$379, 900

Equipe Doucet

110 Rue Corbeil, Mont-Bleu

4 bed, 2 bath

A 1960 bungalow that’s been updated for the 21st century, this house is located near the Mont-Bleu international school. The finished basement has a separate entrance, and there’s plenty of running around room in the backyard. 


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