The sales launch of Domicile's Second Avenue West condos is this Thursday June 11th from 5 to 8pm at 619 Bank Street, the ground floor retail front of their 'g' building at Patterson Avenue.
Although these units are being billed as Glebe condos, caveat emptor as this is actually an area christened as "The Glebe Annex" when Charlesfort marketed their own Powell Lofts a few years ago. Second Avenue West is in fact quite a clever play on location as Domicile is actually building on the lots at 804-824 Bronson Ave to the west side of the street—Second Ave just happens to be the nearest intersection. Those hoping for a taste of life in The Glebe should factor in at least a 15-minute walk to Bank Street, but the serenity of Dow's Lake, along with "the life and the lattes" of Little Italy, are within closer reach.
Don't get me wrong, one can hardly blame Domicile for fudging the location as Bronson Avenue is not exactly Ottawa's most desirable address. That said, it is certainly nice to see some more condo activity in the Bronson area as—traffic aside—this urban burgh is well situated mid-way between both The Glebe and Preston Street. I am browsing through copies of the floorplans and pricing for Second Avenue West and will post again shortly with my thoughts on both.