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Tenants say Centretown rooming houses have their issues

March 19, 2018

Your Community Health Centres by Ash Abraham As the City of Ottawa deliberates on how to best improve rooming houses, tenants say life inside the buildings remains grim. “I can’t sleep, because roaches run over my face at night,” commented Centretown resident Paul, who preferred not to use his full name. Rooming houses provide an…

Centretown Community Health Centre awaiting approval for major renovation project

February 6, 2018

By Joshua Weinberger After a four-year delay, the Centretown Community Health Centre on Cooper Street is inching closer to officially announcing the start of a major renovation project. “We expect to get the Ministry of Health’s approval very soon,” said Simone Thibault, executive director of the CCHC. And when approval comes through, just about everything…

Rooming Houses in West-Central Ottawa Receive Failing Grade Again in 2017

December 19, 2017

Rooming Houses in West-Central Ottawa Receive Failing Grade Again in 2017 New report card applauds city’s commitment to review licensing by-law for rooming houses, but finds rooming houses often fail to meet minimum standards for safety, affordability and maintenance Ottawa, December 4, 2017 – New data shows that 73% of Ottawa rooming house residents have between one and…