Rideau Canal -condominium living

Residences

Comfortable, beautiful;

Connected Spaces

The boutique collection of residences is distinguished by thoughtful layouts and design details that beautifully focus living spaces outwards on ECHO’s surroundings. Expansive windows frame unmatched vistas of the Rideau Canal and Old Ottawa East, and envelop the space in natural light. The level of finishes in each residence equals the calibre of architecture and location; exemplified by handsome ceiling details and creative lighting concepts, stunning interior doors and hardware, beautiful custom-designed stone fireplaces, and 5-inch-wide plank flooring throughout.

Beautifully configured modern kitchens by Astro Design topped with European inspired ¾” quartz counters and continuous backsplash. Large feature islands with luxury integrated Miele appliance packages available in gas or induction.
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5” wide engineered hardwood flooring throughout in red oak, white oak and maple offerings. View all features & finishes >
High-efficiency expansive windows and exterior doors in aluminum frames with double-glazed sealed panes View all features & finishes >

At the core of each residence

Magnificent Kitchens

Each ECHO suite features striking and smart kitchen layouts from Astro Design. A beautiful range of finish and style options to exhibit refined individuality.
The custom cabinetry and millwork house an exquisite Miele kitchen appliance package featuring integrated fridges and dishwashers. Clean calm lines characterize each layout, with quartz countertop and backsplash finishing the spaces.

Sleek floating vanities topped with quartz counters, full height mirrors and flanking decorative sconces. View all features & finishes >
Large format porcelain tile flooring with matching mosaic curbless shower floors and custom glass shower enclosures/doors. View all features & finishes >
Bathrooms trimmed in quality products from Hansgrohe and TOTO; large walk in showers, combination rainhead/handshower and slide bar, floating tubs (residence dependent). View all features & finishes >

Relax, rest, be still

Bathroom Escape

Beautiful bathroom designs vary between residences but each features stunning floating millwork capped with quartz, full height mirrors and decorative sconces. Stunning luxury ceramic flooring and zero threshold shower configurations with custom glass surrounds. Each bathroom trimmed with Hansgrohe and Toto fixtures.

thoughtful and balanced lighting and bulkhead designs. View all features & finishes >
Seamless connections to stunning outdoor spaces and experiences. View all features & finishes >
Stunning large format gas fireplaces framed in a layered stone mantel detail. View all features & finishes >

An expression of life and style;

Every Detail Considered

ECHO’s unique exterior architecture is matched with a high level of craftsmanship and finish within its walls. Materials are selected for their richness and timelessness. From the stone fireplace surrounds to the bookmatched mahogany residence entry doors accented with matte black hardware, every finish is elegantly layered and thoughtfully grouped.

Echo Canal

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Building Features

Location

ECHO is minutes away from Ottawa’s downtown core. An urban centre that is steeped in character and brimming with vitality. The National Gallery, Parliament Hill, Lansdowne Park, Elgin Street, ByWard Market and Rideau Centre are just a handful of destinations that conveniently lie at your doorstep.  Life at ECHO doesn’t mean you just have waterfront views – you have waterfront access. In summer, enjoy walking, running, biking, canoeing or kayaking. Soak up the nautical charm of passing boats or a peaceful solo paddler. When winter hits, lace up those skates and glide along the world’s longest ice rink. Designated a World Heritage Site in 2007, the Rideau Canal is a landmark that truly characterizes the National Capital Region – and it’s right out your front door.

Architecture

ECHO interplays strong vertical and horizontal features that frame substantial glazing and carry dramatic cascading and staggered terraces punctuated with vegetation. A nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, ECHO is an organic design in a truly urban setting that delivers thirty-two contemporary, light-filled homes with a discerning level of finish. ECHO incorporates limestone columns, copper accents and expansive windows into the design. The building is highlighted with landscaping at street level and on the roof top terrace. Numerous planters and foliage are interspersed along the building façade, and balconies or terraces are incorporated into each residence

Amenities

  • ECHO will offer one of Ottawa’s most desirable rooftop settings. Each resident will have access to an outdoor terrace with expansive views of the Canal. The terrace will feature landscaped beds, lounge areas, dining areas, firepit and a gas BBQ. The intention is to create a space that exudes a feeling of exclusiveness and intimacy and one that takes full advantage of its rarified panorama.
  • For residents who enjoy entertaining large gatherings, the Social Lounge located on the 7th floor features a generously-sized kitchen, a large dining table to share meals and stories, a soft lounge area centred around a cozy fireplace and stunning city views.
  • The welcoming ground floor lobby features impressive 11’ high ceilings; a seating area complete with custom-designed furniture, metal artwork and textured stone wall detailing. The lobby will feature 11-hour weekday (7am-6pm) concierge/doorman service, as well as common area WIFI.
  • High-efficiency windows and exterior doors in aluminum frames with double-glazed sealed panes, low-E hard-coat and screens on all operable windows.
  • Private mailbox access and secure automated parcel locker system.
  • Common and hallway areas will be well-appointed and luxuriously finished with attention to detail in lighting, wall coverings, custom trim, entry door/address details and custom carpet and flooring selections.
  • Each residence will have a balcony or terrace (model-dependent), which includes a gas-line hook-up and exterior electrical receptacle. Terraces include seamless glass railings and dry laid porcelain tile finish flooring on top of a roof membrane system. Balconies incorporate seamless glass railings and a concrete finished floor slab.
  • Indoor underground parking for residents and visitors on two levels. The parking garage is painted, heated, ventilated and fully lit. One parking spot per residence, with two allocated to the penthouse residences and 501-504.  Additional parking spaces are available for purchase.
  • Oversized storage units (one per residence) within common storage areas with restricted FOB access. Private storage rooms for penthouse residences and 501-504. See Sales Associate for allocation details.
  • Pet wash station.
  • Car wash supply tap, hose and brush to serve designated parking aisle areas in the underground parking garage.
  • Common bike storage area utilizing a custom racking system. The bike storage area is located within the P1 parking level and is accessed through a restricted FOB system.
  • Elevators serving all floors and parking garage levels. Elevators will be well-appointed with custom finishes for an added touch of luxury for you and your guests.
  • Pre-wired capped electrical rough-in to each allocated parking space for future electric car accommodation, with individual billing and consumption capabilities.
  • Floors 2-7 will have a common garbage chute closet with separate door access.
  • Common central waste and recycling facilities located on ground level.

Safety and Security

  • Non-smoking building. Smoking is prohibited in the residences and all common areas of the property. Enforced by the condominium’s Board of Directors.
  • Secured entrances with visitor access control system (front door vestibule and garage door). Elevator lobbies for each parking level will have controlled access with FOB key.
  • Strategically-positioned security cameras recording activity at front door and garage entrance, parking-level elevators, rooftop amenity and terrace. Reliable FOB key access into the building and within to ensure that only homeowners have access to critical areas.
  • Fully-equipped fire alarm and state-of-the-art fire suppression sprinkler system throughout.
  • The building is supplied with standby power generation for elevators, emergency lighting, and overhead garage door access in the event of a power interruption.

Structural Design & Sound Attenuation

  • Reinforced concrete structure with concrete floor slabs, columns and roof slabs designed by our structural engineers and architects.
  • All floor and wall assemblies are designed in coordination with our acoustical engineering consultant to provide superior sound-proofing. The consultant designs, inspects and tests the construction to ensure noise reduction surpasses required standards.
  • Upgraded party walls with double layer of drywall and sound attenuation materials as well as upgraded sound protection between the flooring slab and finished floor. Party walls consist of two metal stud walls (92 mm) separated by an air space, batt insulation between each stud on both walls and two layers of 16 mm fire rated gypsum board on each side of the assembly with staggered joints and perimeter acoustic sealant.
  • Corridor walls consist of 92 mm metal stud walls with batt insulation and two layers of 16mm fire-rated gypsum board on both sides along with perimeter acoustic sealant.
  • Exterior walls consist of gypsum board, vapour barrier, batt insulation within steel studs, exterior wall sheathing, weather barrier, 89 mm semi rigid insulation, air space and a combination of brick/stone/panel cladding.
  • Partition walls in residences consist of steel studs with 13 mm gypsum board on each side.
  • Some residences (as per plan) include a round, exposed concrete structural column where shown on the residence layout. Architectural finish on all exposed concrete columns.

 

Residence Features & Finishes

Kitchen

  • Beautifully configured modern kitchens topped with European inspired ¾” quartz counter and backsplash from our standard selections. Large feature islands and functional spaces with luxury integrated appliances, stunning integrated Blanco sinks and Hansgrohe single lever pull-out faucet with spray. Kitchen millwork is designed/installed by Astro and manufactured by Miralis Kitchens featuring a range of styles and finishes.
  • Each kitchen includes state-of-the art stainless steel appliances. Your choice from Miele cooking packages available in induction or gas, featuring fully integrated refrigerator (counter depth, panelled) and dishwasher, slim line extractor integrated hood fan, built in microwave and wall oven or range. Package composition residence dependent, consult Sales Associate for details.
  • Upper wall cabinets have integrated lighting valance with a finished bottom. Cabinet Interiors in a linen melamine finish.
  • Cabinets to include Similacquer “cologne” flat slab high gloss in six colours, American shaker or Tribeca Euro shaker in six colours, or European laminate wood in an American shaker or flat slab in four colours.
  • Soft close on all cabinet doors and drawers. All drawers are Blum Legrabox.

Bathroom

  • Each ensuite bathroom features rectangular under-mount sink(s) on Miralis floating cabinetry.  Custom mirror(s) centred over sinks with flanking vertical decorative sconces available in three finishes. Chrome towel bars and tissue holders in pre-determined locations. Hansgrohe Metris faucets – 8” widespread in ensuite, single lever in all other baths. White Toto Aquia toilets.
  • 12”X24” porcelain tile flooring.
  • Bathrooms featuring showers include sleek curbless shower with mosaic tile base and linear drain with custom frameless glass surround and pivot door. Hansgrohe Thermostatic Shower System with Slide Bar & Handshower, 8” Rainhead from Ceiling in chrome. 12”x24” matching porcelain shower walls
  • Bathrooms featuring freestanding tubs include a Zitta Espa Tub with floor or wall mount tub filler (residence dependent) and one designated “spa wall” area finished in 12”X24” tile as per plans and at builder’s sole discretion (residence dependent).
  • Bathrooms featuring alcove tubs include a Maax Rubix Tub (residence dependent) with matching tile enclosure and custom glass frameless full height glass panel. Hansgrohe Pressure Balance Talis Unica Tub/Shower System with Slide Bar & Hand shower in chrome.

Ceiling Height and Finish

  • All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th residences feature 9′ high ceilings. Ground, 5th and penthouses feature approximately 10’ high ceilings and 11’ high ceilings on the ground floor lobby. Excluding dropped areas and bulkheads required in each residence.
  • The location and extent of these dropped ceiling areas and bulkheads and the remaining portion where these ceiling heights can be provided are determined at the builder’s sole, unfettered discretion. Ceilings are smooth plastered and painted surfaces. Unique bulkhead designs implemented to help structure and define living area as per bulkhead plan, smooth painted finish on suspended drywall.
  • Custom-designed coffered ceilings in master bedroom as per plan.

Interior Doors and Trim

  • 8’ suite entrance door (Ground, 5th and 6th floors) 7’10” tall (2nd, 3rd and 4th floors) by 38” wide. Solid-core flat panel in mahogany finish with matte black levered handle, dead-bolt lock and a security viewer.
  • 8’ tall interior swing doors (Ground, 5th and 6th floors) 7’ tall (2nd, 3rd and 4th floors). Solid core inset panel with satin nickel levered handle.
  • 8’ tall pocket and sliding doors (Ground, 5th and 6th floors) 7’ tall (2nd, 3rd and 4th floors). Solid core with inset hardware finished in satin nickel. Location(s) as per plan.
  • Sliding panels to secondary bedrooms and dens complete with frosted glass detailing and inset hardware finished in satin nickel. Swing doors, pocket doors, and/or sliding door locations as per plan.
  • Custom-designed 3” modern painted wood door casings. Custom-designed 5” modern painted wood baseboards throughout.

Paint

Interior walls in all finished areas, to be painted (1 coat prime, 2 coats finish) with premium matte finish washable Benjamin Moore Collection interior paint (choice from 6 designer colours). Interior doors, casing and trim to be painted (1 coat prime, 2 coats finish) with premium semi-gloss finish Benjamin Moore Collection (option to match wall OR designer trim colour).

Closet and Laundry

  • Closets include custom MDF shelving and heavy-duty rod configuration. Large walk-through and walk-in closets in master bedrooms (residence-dependent)
  • Front load washer/dryer – conventional or apartment sized/stacked (residence-dependent)
  • Astro designed upper cabinetry in laundry (residence-dependent – not in stacked scenarios)

Flooring

  • 5” wide engineered hardwood flooring throughout (except tiled areas as indicated in plan). Installed on acoustical membrane on concrete – double glue down. Choice from Uniform’s standard selections (includes red oak, white oak and maple offerings).
  • Choose from our standard selection of 12” X 24” porcelain floor tiles for all bathrooms and laundry areas, as well as mosaic tile selections within shower areas.

Lighting and Electrical

  • White matte modern combination switches throughout. Capped and switched ceiling outlets in dining area, den, kitchen island, master and all secondary bedrooms. Decorative sconce lighting within bathrooms.
  • Sleek contrast LED halogen white matte trim finished pot lights throughout as per plan. Waterproof recessed, flush-mounted frosted ceiling pot lights in ensuite shower and all secondary showers and/or tubs.
  • Each balcony or terrace is equipped with weatherproofed electrical outlet.
  • Individually-metered 100 amp electrical service (150 amp in larger suites) and individual breaker panels for each residence. Each residence has a combined smoke and carbon-monoxide detector; heat detectors and alarm horns form part of the central alarm and sprinkler system.

Home Automation

  • Smart climate control and smart home lighting option.

Telephone, Cable and Internet

  • Conduit provided for Rogers and Bell cabling in each suite. Each residence features two locations for conduit feed to future wall mount TV location.

Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation

  • A forced air system heats, cools and ventilates on demand via individual heat pump units and blower located within each residence, controlled by personal smart climate control. Residences receive air conditioning on demand from a compressor within the heat pump which runs on electricity metered to each residence. Heat pumps require access panels.
  • Central gas hydronic boilers supply heated water on demand to the heat pump when heating is required. The cost of operating these boilers is shared by owners as part of a common maintenance fee structure. The boilers are both economical and efficient.
  • Fresh air is supplied to each residence directly from an integrated ERV ventilation component within the forced air system that also exhausts stale air from the residence.
  • Domestic hot water for personal use is supplied to your residence from a high-efficiency, central gas-fired hot water boiler. Use (both hot and cold) will be separately metered and billed directly via management.
  • Hood fans, dryer vents and fireplaces exhaust directly outdoors through independent ducting. Bathroom exhaust is via ERV unit for energy recovery.

Gas Features

  • All residences feature a Montigo gas fireplace with stone surround complete with thermostat and fan.
  • Each residence features a gas line to balcony or terrace.
  • A gas line for a gas range or cooktop is standard (capped if induction cooking package is selected).

BUYER INFORMATION

Pet Friendly

We welcome pets to ECHO. You can keep ordinary pets in your residence provided they don’t become a nuisance. You must keep your pet on a leash when on common property and abide by all municipal bylaws and regulations.

Smoke-Free Building

  • This is a smoke-free building. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the building, as well as anywhere on the property including residences, balconies, garages and common areas. The Board of Directors will ensure the non-smoking rules are obeyed.

Independent Utilities and Expenses

  • Electricity consumed in your residence will be billed to you directly via condo management based on consumption recorded by your individual hydro meter (lights, appliances, fans, heat pump, etc.).
  • Hot and cold water consumption is measured from individual water meters and billed to you directly via condo management.
  • Gas consumption will be billed to you directly via condo management based on recordings from your individual gas meter.
  • Personal expenses also include insurance on your residence contents, appliances, and upgrades.
  • Internet, cable, and phone bills are also personal expenses, as well as property taxes for the residence.

Monthly Condominium Fees Cover the Following

  • Heating and cooling of building common spaces including operations and utilities required for common systems and equipment in building.
  • Residence/building/common element insurance.
  • Maintenance and repair of the building and property common elements, landscaping, snow removal.
  • Concierge service.
  • Reserve fund contribution towards major repair and replacement of building and common property in the future.

How Condominium Maintenance Fees Are Determined

  • We regularly consult with third party property managers and engineering consultants to estimate future operating and replacement expenses. We keep a close eye on trends and changes so we can plan and adjust effectively.
  • We express the estimated condo fees for each building as an amount per square foot per month for each residence. For example, if you buy a 1000-square-foot residence your monthly fee would be $620 per month. This is based on 62 cents (our estimate) per square foot times 1000 square feet.

Reserve Fund

  • The provisions of the Condominium Act require the starting reserve fund to be at least 10% of the budgeted amount for common expenses. However, during the first year it could be much higher amount approaching 30% as the board of directors establish the required processes and maintenance schedules.
  • A “Reserve Fund Study” is completed once the building is up and running and within one year of the condo registration. A professional engineering firm will undertake the study and report to the Board of Directors to help guide them in deciding what amounts need to be paid to the reserve fund year to year.
  •  The reserve fund must be an amount that is expected to provide the necessary funds for the major repair and replacement of the common elements and assets of the corporation. The reserve fund estimates the expected repair and replacement costs and the life expectancy of the common elements and assets of the corporation.

Window Coverings

It is anticipated that each individual residence owner will provide their own window coverings to suit their individual tastes. The window coverings must be backed with a neutral light colour facing the outside.

Warranty

A one-year warranty with Uniform Urban Developments and secured by Tarion Warranty Corporation. Building and unit enrolled with the Tarion Warranty Corporation

Development Team

Developer: Uniform Urban Developments
Architect: Hobin Architecture
Interior Design: 2H Interior Design
Construction Manager: PCL Construction

Uniform Urban Developments Reserves the Right to:

Substitute materials of equal or better quality to those specified.

Exercise architectural control for all exterior finishes.

Adapt plans, general design elements, relocate equipment or access panels where adaptations are considered by us or deemed necessary as a result of building code amendments.

Disclaimer:

The vendor reserves the right, with respect to any aspect of construction, finishing or equipment, to make substitutes and changes to the information contained herein without notices; so long as in the Vendor’s sole and unreviewable discretion any substituted materials and/or changes are of at least comparable quality.

Without limitation, and for greater certainty, the Vendor shall not be responsible for colouration differences occurring from different dye lots or characteristics of natural materials including but not limited to tiles, hardwood flooring, millwork, doors and countertops. Details of design features may not be exactly as shown in renderings. Renderings are artistic interpretation only and cannot be regarded as statements.

All dimensions are subject to normal construction variances. Dimensions including ceiling heights, sizes, specifications, layouts are approximate and subject to change without notice.

The installation of some features and finishes may vary by suite design.

E. & O. E. Subject to change without notice. June 2019