The Rideau Residence is located near the lively Byward Market and equally close to the main campus. Formerly a hotel, the building has recently been converted to an ideal living environment for 325 students. Most first year students assigned to Rideau live in double rooms with bathroom. Single occupancy bedrooms with bathroom are also available on 4 distinct floors, two of which are reserved for students in second year or higher. On the main floor, vibrant common areas are designed to foster community engagement. Walking back to residence at night is safe, thanks to the University of Ottawa Foot Patrol.
Short term, year round: 9 rooms on top floor
- Reception area and lobby (open 24-7)
- Multi-purpose lounge area
- Co-working centre
- Community kitchen and dining area
- Laundry room
Electricity, hot water, heat and air conditioning included in the fees.
Wi-Fi and wired Internet, television (cable included) in each room.
- Large double room with bathroom (shared only with roommate).
- Very large single rooms with bathroom (on exclusive floors).
Double rooms: 2 beds (bedding not included), 2 desks, 2 chairs, 2 dressers and a wardrobe or closet.
Single rooms: 1 bed (bedding not included), night table, lamp, desk, arm chair, dresser and a wardrobe or closet.
There is also a mini fridge in each room.
- Floors 5 to 16 : double
- Floors 17 to 19 : queen
Cooking a meal with your friends could be the social highlight of your day! Get fresh food from the nearest Super Store or from the ByWard Farmers Market and you will love using the well-equipped community kitchen.
- 24/7 Reception Desk
- Card access
- Video surveillance
- 24/7 garage surveillance
- Waking back to Rez at night? Safe! Thanks to the uO Foot Patrol