One unit is available for rent in Watershed, a new cohousing community located in Guelph, Ontario (frequently listed as one of Canada’s most livable cities). Units are nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in early October 2022. Site is on a tree-lined street steps from Exhibition Park and the Speed River, convenient to public bus route and a five-minute walk to downtown.
The Watershed building is a blend of old and new: a century heritage building melded to an ultra-low-footprint new build, housing six 1000 sq. ft. units in total. All have spacious open-plan living/ dining/kitchen area, a large bedroom and den with window (large enough to be a guest bedroom), and all appliances. The new build features Passive House and Net Zero criteria including increased thermal insulation with high R values and excellent sound isolation, air-to-air heat pumps for heating and air conditioning, energy recovery ventilation and wastewater systems, triple-glazed windows on north and south sides for natural cross ventilation, solar gain and day-lighting to all occupied rooms, thermal mass walls and floors, and roofs oriented to maximize photovoltaic panels.
Healthy building criteria include natural materials and finishes, wiring for electromagnetic radiation mitigation and a quiet living environment. Filtered rainwater harvesting will provide for garden irrigation, toilet flushing and emergency water supply. Residents have access to common areas including large shared balconies, rooms for art and music, a large yoga/meditation/gathering space, general storage, cold room and secure bike storage. Off-street parking features EV charging stations ready for installation.
The available unit is equipped with all appliances including fridge, induction stove, dishwasher, stacked washer and dryer. Four piece bath.
Rent is $2400 per month plus utilities (electrical and internet).
For more information, please visit www.watershedcohousing.ca