A Spotlight on 88 Beechwood

| 8 MIN READ | 2024-03-28

A Spotlight on 88 Beechwood

Envisioning your new apartment is envisioning a life beyond the four walls you’ll live in. At 88 Beechwood, we set out to create more than just living spaces; we aimed to provide homes for the next phase of your story. It’s the memories—the laughter shared with friends, the smell of your morning coffee, and the quiet moments of reflection—that truly made a place feel like a home. And as a LEED Silver-certified building, every decision was made to help you create memories while  to a greener, brighter future.

In this spotlight blog, we'll explore why 88 Beechwood goes beyond being just an apartment building, becoming a community that offers residents a modern home valuing mindful living and meaningful connections. 


Discovering the Beechwood Neighbourhood. 

Step outside the 10,000 square feet of 88 Beechwood, and you'll find yourself immersed in the eclectic charm of Beechwood Village. Combine living 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa with the heritage of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhood.

Be drawn to the scenic views along the Rideau River Eastern Pathway, where the tulips are just beginning to bloom. Or take a stroll down Beechwood Avenue, where quaint boutiques and cozy cafes invite you to linger awhile. Here are some must-visits: 

  1. FRASER Restaurant $$$ - An upscale, globally-inspired restaurant with brunch or dinner, only a two-minute walk from 88 Beechwood. 
  2. Pilates on Beechwood - This brand-new pilates studio is two minutes from 88 Beechwood, and offers a variety of passes ranging from beginner to advanced. 
  3. Jacobsons - Try some of the fine foods and artisanal buys at this artisanal grocer - perfect for creating the ultimate charcuterie board and for weekly fresh bread, dairy products, and baked goods.


Living Sustainably

Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle. 

Living sustainably is about consistently doing more to adapt to greener living practices. Did you know another Minto LEED-certified project was at The ROE? This LEED® Certified project received Gold level certification in 2018.  

Here are some ways that we've made efforts at 88 Beechwood to live green, starting with our LEED-Silver certification:

  1. Green spaces & rooftop terraces: Our material selection and green roof contribute to reducing a "heat island" effect, while carefully crafted exterior lighting minimizes light pollution.
  2. Cutting water consumption: We've installed low-flow water fixtures and incorporated drought-tolerant planting in our green spaces, significantly reducing the need for irrigation water.
  3. Cleaner construction: Our building is projected to divert 75-80% of construction waste from landfills, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint throughout the construction process.
  4. Beyond our walls: We’re steps away from public transportation to keep more cars off the road. We’ve also included EV charging stations to encourage eco-friendly transportation options and secure bike storage. Plus, our building-wide high-speed internet and collaborative space reduce the need for unnecessary work or school travel.
  5. Energy efficiency: 88 Beechwood is built with energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment, enhanced commissioning processes and low VOC-emitting materials such as paint and flooring. 

Perhaps most importantly, living sustainably at 88 Beechwood means being a part of a community that shares your commitment to a greener future. Whether you're relaxing on our green roof or biking to work, you'll connect with like-minded people and make a positive impact on the world around you. 


Being a Part of a Community.

Being a Part of a Community. 

At 88 Beechwood you can find countless opportunities to engage with new faces by unwinding with neighbours in our lounge spaces or joining a community event. We've partnered with local institutions like the Beechwood Market, operating from late spring to early fall in nearby New Edinburgh Park, so you can get your fridge filled right here in your community.  As a sponsor of the Ottawa Street Markets for three years running, Minto is proud to support local artisans and farmers. Just across the pond, in Toronto, here at Minto we also run a High Park Farmers' Market all summer long at High Park Village.

Find all the details about Beechwood Market here:

Dates: June 1 to Oct 26

Location: New Edinburgh Park; a 10-minute walk from 88 Beechwood

What You’ll Find: Over 1000 local products - That includes fresh produce, locally sourced meats and cheeses, artisanal bread, baked goods and more. 

Online Option: The market operates year-round online! Keep the support going with places like Chew That, about a 4-minute walk from 88 Beechwood. 

Indoor and Year-Round Option: The Farm Store at 1805 Gaspe, 3 km from 88 Beechwood, offers an indoor farmers market year-round. This is a brick-and-mortar shopping experience, mirroring the outdoor Ottawa markets, but under one roof!


High-tech Living

High-tech Living at 88 Beechwood.  

As brand-new apartments, 88 Beechwood was built with technology at the forefront of design. Integrating technology means creating a more efficient, environmentally and socially aware, and therefore a safe way of life for our residents. Some of our favourite tech-savvy security features are our virtual concierge services with facial recognition entry and digital key entry; the Luxer One electronic parcel locker, and the 1Valet smart building system.

You’ll also discover state-of-the-art amenities at 88 Beechwood that will undoubtedly elevate your daily routine. Start your day with a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness centre equipped with Matrix equipment and iFit technology. Follow it up with a relaxing yoga session in our separate yoga studio. Afterward, unwind in our spacious resident lounge or take advantage of our outdoor terrace complete with BBQs and fire pits, perfect for enjoying the company of friends or taking in the scenic views of Beechwood Village. And don’t forget, we love your furry friends, so bring your pet down to our pet spa to get them cleaned up after a long walk.

With 24-hour emergency service, secure fob access, and on-site management, your safety and peace of mind are our priorities tied first with living green. With electric car charging stations, close transit lines, bicycle storage, and repair facilities, we’ve got transportation around Ottawa covered.

We hope this guide inspires you to embrace the vibrant community of Beechwood and explore all the sustainable living options it offers!
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