Inside Ottawa – July 4, 2020 Edition

By Julie DeBoer
July 03, 2020

Enjoyed a friendly, socially distant visit with Tartan HomesFindlay Creek Village representative, Marissa, last week. Tartan’s sales offices and model homes are also open for visiting in the communities of Edenwylde in Stittsville and Russell Trails in Russell. Safety protocols are in effect and waving is welcomed.
Visit for more information.

Brigil donates iPads to help patients stay connected to loved ones

In two months, Hôpital Montfort Hospital was able to make 264 virtual visits possible between patients and their loved ones thanks to the 15 iPads that Brigil donated in order to give back to their community.

Montfort had to adapt to new realities in a short time, and when visits can resume they will continue to use this service for people unable to visit a loved one.

Montfort Foundation created a COVID-19 emergency fund to finance the various coronavirus-related needs of Montfort’s staff and patients. Soon after the fund launched, this gift came from one of the most influential leaders in the region — the family of Gilles Desjardins, president of the Brigil home construction company.

Everything is ‘thumbs up’ at the Cardel Homes’ Creekside community in Richmond where Julie and Vivien take five for a visit.

Creekside offers best of both worlds

A great place to visit and an even better place to live, the scenic enclave of Creekside offers the best of both worlds, with big-city accessibility, scenic views and outdoor amenities that only a rural setting can provide.

To learn more about this family-friendly community and the bungalow and two-storey plans that are available, visit and reach out to Vivien to book a sales appointment at 764 Kirkham Crescent.

Take a selfie, fight prostate cancer!

Phoenix Homes is a proud sponsor of the Telus Ride for Dad. Even though the ride has been postponed, motorcyclists can do the Ride Alone Together to Fight Prostate Cancer. On a date and time of their choosing, they can ride alone or with a few other registered friends and follow the route. By stopping at specified locations – like this one outside of Phoenix Homes’ Pathways at Findlay Creek location at 122 Dun Skipper – take a selfie that can be posted to social media, and keep riding and collecting pledges until the fall. To register, or for more information, visit



Zibi’s Place des Festivals will feature RBC Bluesfest as a drive-in concert series

Zibi’s Place des Festivals, located at 60 Rue Jos-Montferrand in Gatineau, is the place to be this summer as RBC Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre/Centre National des Arts come together to present the #CanadaPerforms RBC Bluesfest Drive-In Concert Series.

Drive in, park, and watch the live concert from the comfort of your vehicle while your radio is tuned in to a dedicated event station.

Concert dates are July 31, August 1, August 7, and August 8. The event is designed to give music fans a live show experience maintaining social distancing.

See the full line up of nationally recognized recording artists by visiting

Take an executive tour of Peridot

Gemstone’s Vice-President Josh Zaret invited everyone to join him for a neighbourhood bike tour around their community of Peridot recently.

Located 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, and adjacent to the Central Experimental Farm and Rideau Canal, Peridot is a micro-community of family-sized luxury homes that are surrounded by greenspace, tranquility and one-of-a kind stunning views.

Residents of Peridot benefit from the knowledge that as a National Historic Site of Canada, the surrounding land promises never to be developed.

Visit for more information about this site which is located at 1003 Prince of Wales Drive.

Brisk sales means sites are selling out quickly

It’s been a busy time for pre-construction real estate across the Ottawa region, resulting in several sold-out locations. One of these hot locations includes Minto’s Avalon Encore which is now sold out!

Launched in 2014, this community quickly grew to be one of Minto’s largest. To learn more about Minto’s other communities in the Avalon neighbourhood, such as Avalon Aquaview and Avalon Vista, visit

Another popular spot, Brigil’s Carleton Place Community of Carleton Crossing, is also officially sold out. Discover other Brigil communities such as Kanata Lakes, Domaine du Vieux-Port or visit for a look at its other locations.

Not everyone gets cake, but Blackstone is still a great new community to check out

Natalie, pictured here with Cardel’s front cover issue, and her co-pilot Betsy, bring out the sweet in me with birthday treats. Thank you ladies!!

If you have any questions about Cardel’s Blackstone community in Kanata, these are the two best people to speak with.

To get all of the contact information, and book an appointment, visit – and remember not everyone gets cake.

Community pond sets the stage for Fox Run

In the new community of Fox Run in Richmond, there will be walking paths surrounding the pond, some of which are all ready built and being enjoyed.

Caivan and Metric Homes are the builders behind this conveniently located community, and you can visit them both online and in person.

Enjoy the advantages of small-town living along with many local retail shops, established community services, and schools and parks all just a short walk away. Nearby highway access with Ottawa and surrounding areas only 15 minutes away.

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