See below for our useful links, downloads and connections to trusted professionals! Some links will open within the site, although there are a few that will open to external pages and resources.
Needs and Wants Checklist - Coming Soon
Links to Buyer-Side Professionals - Coming Soon
Preparing Your Home for Sale - Coming Soon
When to Sell - Coming Soon
Links to Seller-Side Professionals - Coming Soon
Real Estate Calculators
MPAC - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation - This is the body who calculates the value of homes across Ontario for tax purposes. Order various useful information about your home from this site, or start the process to dispute an assessment.
Tarion New Home Warranty Program - Thinking of buying a new home? There's great information here about the new home warranty used in Ontario and how it applies to new homes.
GOHBA - Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association - Find a home builder registered in Ottawa. I also keep a great list of professionals, including builders, that I can connect you with!
Landlord and Tenant Board - Are you thinking of becoming a landlord or tenant? Know what your rights and responsibilities are in each role.
Land Transfer Tax Calculator - Ottawa - Paid when purchasing a home, this tool lets you know what cost is added to the total price of the home. First time buyers have a tax credit applied on closing that negates part or all of this cost for eligible buyers. Search "First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit" to find the most up-to-date information, as the amount sometimes changes.
Mortgage Calculator - There are many available, including on all listing pages on my site. Here's the link to the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) calculator. Be aware that entering personal information on any bank page may lead to a follow-up contact from that bank.
CMHC - Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Statistics Page (Canada-Wide and Major Canadian Centres) - Unbiased stats on what's happening in your local and provincial market, rentals as well as sales.
CMHC - Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Publications for Homeowners - Most of these are available for free download and are amazing resources for the new or prospective homeowner!
GeoOttawa - A unique Ottawa map with loads of useful information, including flood plains, heritage designations, zoning (with links to the bylaws) and the nearest fire station or school, just to name a few things! It will even tell you who your city councillor is and what day your garbage is picked up!
MyService Ottawa - A Branch of the City of Ottawa Website - A portal where you can get information on various city services and pay property taxes and city utilities all in one place!
Residents Page - City of Ottawa - Pay a parking ticket, browse recreation programs and more!
Ottawa Public Library - Ottawa has a fantastic library network, with a great pp for reserving and managing materials. You can even sign out musical instruments! The direct link to their app page is can be reached directly here.
Getting Around Ottawa
OC Transpo - Want to know how long it will take to get from your new place to your office every morning, and home each afternoon? The trip planner on the site or on the excellent OC Transpo App is a great tool to get an idea of the extent to which your commute will affect your lifestyle.
Taxis and Uber - Ottawa is home to a number of taxi companies, and is an Uber-friendly city.
Schools in Ottawa
Public Board - OCDSB - Ottawa-Carleton District School Board - The public board has a variety of programs from K-12. One very useful tool here is the school locator map. Type your address and preferred program, and find out what school catchment youd be in.
French Public Board - CEPEO - Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
French Catholic Board - CECCE - Conseil des Ecoles Catholiques du Centre-Est
Ottawa Private Schools - A resource for locating private schools in Ottawa.
Carleton University - The main campus of Carleton is located centrally along Bronson Avenue
University of Ottawa - The main campus of University of Ottawa is located downtown in Sandy Hill.
Algonquin College - The main campus of Algonquin is located on Woodroffe Avenue.
La Cite Collegiale - French college of applied arts and sciences. Main campus is located off of Aviation Parkway.
Use these links to get your utilities set up or move them to your new home.
Hydro One Ottawa - "Hydro" is the blanket term used in Ontario for electricity generated from all sources.
Bullfrog Power - 100% Green Energy
Enbridge - Natural gas heating.
Rogers Cable - Cable Internet and Television
Bell - Internet and Television
TekSavvy - A lower-priced option for internet in Ottawa.
Telehealth Ontario - Call 1-866-797-0000
Ontario Poison Control - Call 1-800-268-9017 for emergencies, use the link to Ontario Poison Control.
Ottawa Police - Call 911 in case of emergencies, use the link for all other contact.