We’re getting ready for back to school…yes, now!
Finding the perfect student accommodations can be a challenge, but the earlier you start your search, the easier it may be to find the right place for you.
At Osgoode Properties, we operate with a people-first philosophy and an approach to renting that’s easy and friendly! We are proud to be a two-generation family business with strong roots in our communities. Our buildings have live-in staff and on-site maintenance to help make daily living a breeze. To learn more about us, visit our website!
We have properties in Ottawa and Kingston that are reasonably priced and feature all the essentials students might need to be productive and comfortable as they complete their post-secondary education. Best of all, all our buildings are pet-friendly.
In this blog, we’re here to help you search by exploring a few of our most-loved apartments close to universities and colleges in Ottawa and Kingston.
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At Osgoode Properties, we’re lucky to have many of our Ottawa buildings close to the larger post-secondary campuses, including The University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College. Additionally, our buildings are a part of the city’s Crime-Free program; helping make everyday apartment living safer and stress-free. As a very transit-friendly place to live, Ottawa living includes reliable public transit, with the OC Transpo LRT and bus system, making it easy and efficient to explore your new home.
Riverton Park Apartments
uOttawa — 20-minute bike ride, 30-minute bus ride, 20-minute car ride
Carleton University — 20-minute bike ride, 45-minute bus ride, 10-minute drive
Algonquin College — 30-minute bike ride, 30-minute bus ride, 20-minute drive
Enjoy a unique blend of natural beauty and city convenience while living at the Riverton Apartments steps away from the Ottawa River. In the vibrant neighbourhood of Wellington West, one of Ottawa’s most-sought-after communities for its local charm and proximity to the downtown core! Tunney’s Pasture station is located close-by, making the commute to campus almost effortless. On-site amenities include a terrace with seating, fitness centre, sauna, laundry facilities and bright suites with many featuring panoramic views of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills. Indoor parking is reasonably priced, and visitor parking is also available when your favourite people come visit! Combined with the perfect location, Riverton is an ideal spot for Ottawa student living.
Utilities Included: Water
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Lincoln Park Tower
uOttawa — 40-minute bike ride, 45-minute bus ride, 20-minute drive
Carleton University — 35-minute bike ride, 1-hour bus ride, 20-minute drive
Algonquin College — 15-minute bike ride, 20-minute bus ride, 10-minute drive
For those who enjoy living near water, Lincoln Park Tower is located near Britannia Beach. Many of the bright and spacious suites offer spectacular views of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills. This quiet building is set on beautifully maintained grounds with picnic areas. Conveniently located near a grocery store, other shops and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Lincoln Park Tower provides easy car access to essentials and the city. Affordable indoor and outdoor parking is available, and visitor parking for your guests. This building also has laundry facilities and common storage areas on every floor. Whether you choose to bike down the Ottawa River Pathway, swim in the outdoor pool or work out inside the newly updated fitness center, this residence is great for maintaining an active lifestyle!
Utilities Included: Water
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uOttawa — 40-minute bike ride, 40-minute bus ride, 20-minute drive
Carleton University — 30-minute bike ride, 1-hour bus ride, 20-minute car ride
Algonquin College — 20-minute bike ride, 25-minute bus ride, 10-minute drive
Centrally located, Parkway Towers offer beautifully landscaped grounds and a leafy, parklike feel. The building features a well-appointed lobby and bright, spacious suites with oversized balconies, many of them with spectacular views of the river and the Gatineau Hills. Just down the street is the bustling Westboro Village, an incredible hotspot for exploring a variety of local shops and must-try restaurants and grabbing essentials at the grocery store. Also situated nearby, perfect for those with an active lifestyle, are a variety of parks as well as scenic biking and cycling paths along the Ottawa River. Access to bus routes and major roads makes getting around the city and campus easy to follow. On-site amenities include a fitness room, laundry facilities, storage lockers, visitor parking and outdoor parking for residents.
Utilities Included: Water
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Brittany Drive Apartments
uOttawa — 18-minute bike ride, 30-minute bus ride, 14-minute car ride
Carleton University — 35-minute bike ride, 1-hour bus ride, 22-minute drive
Algonquin College — 1-hour bike ride, 1-hour and 15-minute bus ride, 30-minute drive
Brittany Drive Apartments offer all the essentials and more. The surrounding neighbourhood is known for its proximity to parks, public transit, independent shops, restaurants, and major malls. With easy access to the downtown core, this building is conveniently close to The University of Ottawa and popular cycling and walking paths along the scenic Ottawa River. Residents enjoy the on-site outdoor pool and other amenities, including laundry facilities, visitor parking and affordable indoor and outdoor parking for residents. An on-site convenience store offers easy access to essentials. Enjoy waking up to city views on your balcony and take advantage of spacious walk-in closets and in-suite storage!
Utilities Included: Water and Heat
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At Osgoode Properties, we love being a part of the Kingston community. Frequently cited as one of the best places to live in Canada, Kingston offers a vibrant creative and intellectual community supported by its large Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College population. The mostly waterfront city is fairly walkable with an easy-to-understand public transit system, Kingston Transit.
Westview Place Apartments
St. Lawrence College – 25-minute walk, 15-minute bus ride, 5-minute car ride
Queen’s University – 15-minute bike ride, 30-minute bus ride, 8-minute car ride
Westview Place Apartments is located on a quiet cul-de-sac just outside Kingston’s downtown core. This well-maintained building is known to have a friendly, community vibe. Walkable to both campuses and public transit is easily accessible right from the main entrance, which is why Westview is a great option for students living in Kingston! Residents can also take advantage of easy access to restaurants, the waterfront, grocery stores and other shops, and the adjacent Marshlands Conservation Area for dog-friendly hiking trails and boardwalks. Westview Place offers bright and spacious suites with large balconies. On-site amenities include laundry facilities, storage lockers, and affordable parking. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and various picnic areas to make any time not spent studying or on-campus as enjoyable and stress-free as possible!
Utilities Included: Water, Power and Heat
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Bayridge Court Apartments
St. Lawrence College – 25-minute bike ride, 20-minute bus ride, 12-minute car ride
Queen’s University – 30-minute bike ride, 25-minute bus ride, 15-minute car ride
Students with a heavy curriculum will enjoy the quiet and peaceful community living at Bayridge Court Apartments. These walk-up apartments are near all the essentials, including grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and anything a student could need. Public transit right at the entrance makes access to campus or downtown an easy commute. Bayridge Court has the best outdoor parking rates in Ontario for those who have a car. Some of the bright and spacious suites with private balconies include in-suite storage. Other amenities include central laundry rooms, a beautiful courtyard and parks nearby to explore.
Utilities Included: Water
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