In Perth we are creating a cohousing community of people 55 and over who look forward to living well in an atmosphere of caring and support. Our modest dwellings, located within walking distance of downtown Perth and built in an environmentally responsible way, will provide privacy and promote a lifestyle founded on concern for the well-being of each other, the environment and the wider world.
Location: Within fifteen minutes walk to downtownStatus: FormingNumber of Homes: ~12Common House: To be determinedCohousing Consultant: N/A
Location: Waterloo RegionStatus: Forming
Description: We are creating a sustainable cohousing ecovillage community in the Waterloo Region in Ontario, Canada. Our plan is to build 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. We manage ourselves through consensus decision making. Our Vision: We are a diverse, inclusive, multigenerational sustainable neighbourhood of beauty and peace where we can grow as individuals while supporting each other, the land and the wider community in a net-positive way. We foster a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose, sharing the fullness of ourselves and celebrating each other. Our Mission: Our community will enable us to live, teach and educate others on living a richer, more ecofriendly and sustainable life.
Location: Toronto, OntarioStatus: FormingNumber of Homes: 24Common House: ~4000 sq. ft.Cohousing Consultant: SHS Consulting www.shs-inc.ca
Canopy plans to build a neighbourhood that supports social interaction and sustainability. We want to raise our children in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe in an ecologically sustainable lifestyle and will make environmentally responsible choices whenever possible. We’re looking forward to a community with diverse ages, ethnicities, interests, abilities, incomes, relationships and spiritual beliefs. Canopy welcomes enquiries from young homeowners, boomers who may downsize and elders wanting to shape this vision and grow older together in community. We expect to launch our land search this year.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Terra Firma is a small cohousing project located in the centre of the city and close to the Rideau Canal. In 1997 we bought and subsequently renovated two three-door townhouses. We have since built an infill between the two buildings which houses a seventh residential unit and our common space, which is used to host a great variety of events and activities, in addition to dinners. A solar hot water installation provides heat and hot water to the common space and three units, and hot water to an additional unit. From the common space we have also created a lovely walkout area that contains a hot tub. Our large common yard has many shared amenities (play structures, treehouse, gardens, quiet sitting area, bicycle and storage sheds, composting bins, wood pile). Adjacent neighbours join us twice a week to eat. It’s a great place to live!
Location: Ottawa, ONStatus: FormingNumber of Homes: 15-20Common House: 15% of total floor area
We are a group working collaboratively to create an envirionmentally friendly, adult cohousing community in central Ottawa, of approximately 15 to 20 units, within walking distance of services. The cohousing project will provide private independent living accomodation with shared facilities designed to be accessable and to encourage an active involved life-style, social interaction and mutual support.