Building Ottawa is is conversation about our homes, our neighbourhoods, and our city.

Every Ottawa neighbourhood has its own unique personality and flavour. Residential enclaves, urban oases, established communities and newer neighbourhoods on the boundaries of the city are all part of the rich and diverse fabric that makes up Canada’s capital. Ottawa’s home builders strive to provide all Ottawans—from families and first-time buyers to newcomers and those downsizing—with a wide selection of neighbourhoods in which to live, learn, work, and play.

Partners in Ottawa’s past, present and future

Ottawa’s home builders have been responding to the needs and wants of Ottawans for decades, creating neighbourhoods that meet the expectations and desires of families while honouring the qualities that make Ottawa a livable and celebrated capital city. From those looking for a downtown condominium close to the city’s fabled cultural attractions to families seeking space, amenities and services geared to their needs and lifestyle, Ottawa’s home builders have been partners in the development of the city since its establishment.

Contributing to Sustainable Communities

Home builders are active outside your home, too. Building communities also means making a commitment to the people who live in them. Ottawa’s home builders provide land for parks and schools, build environmentally-responsible homes and invest in local training and educational initiatives that support well-paying careers for young people. Home builders also contribute to the community by donating millions of dollars to charitable concerns, not-for-profits and community organizations across Ottawa.

A pillar of Ottawa’s Economy

As the third largest employer in Ottawa, residential construction is a key driver of Ottawa’s economy. Homebuilders employ more than 23,000 Ottawans in careers ranging from architecture and building trades to sales and support, contributing almost $3 billion toward Ottawa’s economy in 2011. Annual wages eclipse $1.2 billion for the people who help build our city and its neighbourhoods.

Coming together at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) represents the home building and renovation professionals in the Greater Ottawa, Ontario region. Builders, renovators, designers, trade contractors, suppliers and financial institutions are the core of the association’s membership. Our members range from some of Canada’s largest development companies to the custom homebuilder to the many trades and suppliers.

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