99 Fifth Avenue


Thank you for visiting the 99 Fifth Avenue project page. Here we will share news and information on the proposed development.

Located in the Glebe between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, this premium rental residence will be positioned behind the heritage storefronts along Bank Street. It will include approximately 163 purpose-built rental units to meet the increasing market demand and low rental vacancy in the Glebe.

The retail space along Bank Street will remain while the commercial space and atrium in the rear of the building will be replaced by rental units. This long-term investment will help drive additional retail traffic to support small business success in the community – while meeting consumer needs for quality, modern and accessible rentals in the city.

As part of the Site Approval process, a full public consultation provided the community with the opportunity to review and share input on the site plan.

Commercial retail tenants at Fifth + Bank will remain open for business during construction. To connect with Property Management, call JP St-Amand, Director of Commercial Operations at 613.782.3119 or email [email protected].

Project Highlights

  • 6-storey building with 163 rental units
    • 4 studio units (2%)
    • 115 one-bedroom units (71%)
    • 44 two-bedroom units (27%)
  • Gross Floor Area (GFA): Approximately 11,600 m2
  • Parking Spaces
    • 173 bicycle parking spaces
    • 115 vehicular parking spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor amenity spaces

Milestone dates

Pre-construction work will begin in May 2019 with demolition expected to begin in September 2019. Construction is anticipated over a 22 month period with the project completed in June 2021.


Frequently asked questions - general

Answers to the most commonly asked questions are here.

Frequently asked questions - tenants

Answers to the most commonly asked tenant questions are here.

January 24th, 2020 - Demolition has begun

Demolition of the courtyard building at Fifth + Bank is now underway – and once complete, excavation and construction of the parking garage begin thereafter. 

November 19, 2019 – Demolition is set to begin

We are ready to start demolition of the office component at Fifth + Bank. The Bank Street retail building is now self-contained with its own building systems and services. It’s also equipped with two stairwells and a wheelchair lift servicing the 2nd floor.  Signage directs the public to either stairwell and/or the Bank Street entrance to access the 2nd floor. Additional directional signage will be provided this week.

Please encourage the public to use the stairwell doors at 100 Fourth Avenue to gain access to the 2nd floor. Once construction is complete in 2021, the main retail entrance to the 2nd floor, washrooms and parking garage will be located at 100 Fourth Avenue. It will also come with a loading zone for deliveries.

Most construction access for tradespersons will be from Fifth Avenue.  Every effort will be made to keep Fourth Avenue clear and construction traffic to a minimum. 

Your usual cooperation is much appreciated.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – Wheelchair lift + 2nd floor access

Effective today, the new wheelchair lift is fully operational at Fifth + Bank. The former elevator is now decommissioned. 

We will now begin enclosing the 2nd floor from the former office component with new access as follows: 

  • Stairwell off Fourth Avenue
  • Via the wheelchair lift (accessible through new entrance off Bank Street)  
  • Stairwell off Fifth Avenue (available mid-next week)

All doors will be open to the public according to the following schedule:

  • Monday to Friday            6:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday     7:00 am to 10:00 pm

After-hours, Fifth + Bank will be accessible by the use of key fobs distributed to each tenant.

NOTE:  All rear entrances are fire emergency exits and are not to be used as a secondary means of access.

November 7, 2019 – Building Services Update

  • Temporary washrooms are fully functional in Unit #841 which now serves as the main entrance to the washrooms and wheelchair lift. 
  • The project team is completing its troubleshooting of the wheelchair lift including the communication line inside the cab. TSSA will inspect the wheelchair lift on Monday, November 11th before granting our license to operate as early as Tuesday, November 12th.
  • Baseboard heating is temporarily installed in the hallway on the 2nd floor until a more permanent solution is put in place, likely in spring 2020.
  • There will be two large signs installed later next week to advertise that “we are open for business during construction”. One will replace the leasing sign on the south side wall of the building (Fifth Avenue at Bank Street) and the other will be installed on the ground at the corner of Bank Street and Fourth Avenue. There will also be signage installed on the main entrance door of Unit #841 confirming access to 2nd floor as well as hours of operations. A directory board will be installed in the vestibule of Unit #841 listing all tenants in the building, with additional directories in each stairwell leading to the 2nd floor.
  • The retail component is now completely serviced separately from the former office component. This includes hydro, water, gas, life safety systems (sprinklers, fire alarm, etc) as well as telecommunication services (Bell and Rogers). There are a few minor adjustments to be made next week.

November 4, 2019 – New washroom facilities open November 5

Washroom facilities in Unit #841 will be fully operational as of Tuesday, November 5th – accessible from the Bank Street entrance to the new 2nd floor entrance at Fifth + Bank. The former washroom will be decommissioned as part of the demolition of the office component of the development. We anticipate the new wheelchair lift to be fully operational by early next week once we receive our permit for use. At that time, our former elevator will be decommissioned.

October 23, 2019 – Update on Tenant Parking at Lansdowne Park

Monthly parking passes at Lansdowne Park are now being offered to tenants of Fifth + Bank at a discounted rate through Precise Parklink and Interactive Parking Access Subscriber (IPASS). To register for a pass, visit ipass.preciserd.com and follow these instructions. Tenant owner/operators must also provide the names of those requesting passes to JP St-Amand so he can advise OSEG for further approval.  

To note: Parking restrictions at Lansdowne Park may go into effect 2 hours prior to the beginning of an event up until 45 minutes after the event concludes. Entry may be denied during this timeframe. For a list of upcoming events be sure to check tdplace.ca to plan accordingly. 

October 21, 2019 – Loading Zone + Approved Site Plan

A new loading space will be provided along the City’s right-of-way on Fourth Avenue upon completion of the project in June 2021, allowing tenants to fulfill loading needs. For a copy of the approved site plan that illustrates the existing and future loading zone, click here. By replacing the depressed curb (formerly for underground parking access) to a full-height curb and sidewalk, the number of available street parking spaces will increase to five on Fourth Ave while also providing a loading space. Access to underground parking will be available on Fifth Avenue with limited commercial retail parking at street level. Tenants are encouraged to reach out to JP St- Amand at 613.782.3119 with any questions at that time.

September 12, 2019 – Change of address from 99 Fifth Avenue to 100 Fourth Avenue

The City of Ottawa has changed the civic address to Fifth+Bank tenants located on the 2nd floor from 99 Fifth Avenue to 100 Fourth Avenue.  See attached notice and reference maps.

The effective date is not known as the City has informed all agencies and service providers including:

  • Canada Post 
  • Bell Canada
  • City of Ottawa Services 
  • Ottawa Fire Services
  • Municipal Property Assessment Corporation 
  • Ottawa Police Services
  • Water Supply Division 
  • City of Ottawa, Data Centre
  • Environmental Services 
  • Ottawa Paramedic Service
  • Ottawa Hydro 
  • Ottawa School Board
  • Enbridge Gas 
  • Pathfinder Maps Corporation
  • Rogers Ottawa Limited

Tenants are encouraged to contact Canada Post to confirm their change of address and ensure mail is delivered to 100 Fourth Avenue.

July 24, 2019 – Parking at Lansdowne Park starting September 5th 

Effective Monday, September 5th, parking at Fifth + Bank will no longer be available. As alternative, Precise ParkLink at Lansdowne Park will be allocating a number of parking spaces for our Fifth + Bank tenants at the rates noted below.  

Given the Precise ParkLink lot is at full capacity, we’re asking tenants to indicate their interest in parking at Lansdowne, or confirm they’ll be making alternate arrangements. Those interested are asked to share their preference on parking ‘type’ and we’ll work with Precise ParkLink to reserve the space needed.  

June 13th, 2019 – Washroom facilities and 2nd floor elevator access

Elevator access to the 2nd floor and washroom facilities will be available for commercial tenants and their patrons during construction of the new development at Fifth + Bank through a main entrance in Unit #841 (beside Pure Gelato). A set of stairs will also be available at each end of the building (Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue) to provide 2nd floor access.

This image represents the proposed layout of the main entrance, washroom facilities and wheelchair lift. Construction of these elements will be complete by August 31st, 2019 to ensure accessibility to the 2nd floor at all times.

April 26th, 2019 – Public open house follow-up comments

Read comments shared and our responses following the public open house on April 10th, 2019. 

April 10th, 2019 – Public open house + presentation material

A public open house was held to share the overall design and project milestone schedule. View the presentation materials here.

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