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Mabel Gordon House
5 Harvard Avenue, Ottawa
Mabel Gordon House has been established as a rooming house for students and is owned by Trinity Anglican Church. It is part of the church property. While Trinity Church is landlord the house is looked after by church volunteers. From-time-to-time those volunteers taking care of the house will need to enter and will give due notice in such times.
Tenants are expected to adhere to the rules set out by the Ontario Government Landlord Tenant Act.
MGH has 6 bedrooms available for rent by students. There are two bathrooms, one for women upstairs and the other for men. The common area is shared and consists of sitting/dining room, kitchen and hallways. Students must respect the common area keeping in mind that it is shared space and clear of their belongings.
The kitchen is shared and fully equipped for simple food preparation. Two refrigerators are in the kitchen, one with a freezer capacity. In the basement there is a chest freezer. Students have worked together to establish their own storage space for food in the shared kitchen.
The laundry area consisting of a washer and dryer is located in the basement. The basement can also be used to store personal items such as suitcases or boxes of books.
The common area is cleaned twice monthly.
MGH has no private parking availability. Street parking during the day is limited to three hours by City of Ottawa by-laws. In winter parking bans must be observed for snow removal. There is no temporary parking available during snow removal time.
MGH is a no smoking house. There are no pets allowed.
Overnight guests are tolerated short-term but no guest can stay for more that 5 days. And the same guest can not stay twice in the same year.
To find out if MGH has an available room it is posted on “Places 4 Students” There is a Carleton University section on that site.