Trinity House

Trinity House is an Intentional Christian Community of Students and Young Adults who live at 5 Harvard Avenue, the house next door to Trinity Anglican Church in Ottawa South. Five young adults from across the country commit to living together for a period of twelve months as part of their faith journey. Members of the intentional community commit to supporting one another in their spiritual and their work and/or academic life. There is a Community Covenant that outlines how the community works together and the residents develop a “rule of life” that creates a rhythm of life, prayer and worship, individual and communal. This communal experience of faith helps each individual in their spiritual formation, with the support of mentors and the spiritual guide for Trinity House offered by Trinity Anglican Church.

Trinity House Community Covenant
Grant from the Anglican Foundation of Canada

Trinity Anglican, Old Ottawa South, thanks the Anglican Foundation of Canada for their generous donation towards Trinity House. With this donation, Trinity House will launch as planned, this September. 

Applications for Trinity House in 2023 will open in May
See you in May 2023

FAQ

Here are some answers to common questions.

The 2022-23 program begins on September 1 2022 and continues for 12 months until August 31 2023.

The program cost is $725 per month for a 12 month period. The program cost includes spiritual coaching, retreat, mentoring, programming and resources, accommodation, utilities and Wi-Fi. The program cost does not include meals. Rooms are not furnished.

Rooms will be available to move in before September 1 2022. Please let us know if you would like to arrange to move in before Sept 1. Additional monthly cost will apply.

Yes! Trinity House is presently being renovated (this is good!), but you can arrange to visit in person or virtually after July 1 2022.

Trinity House is located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Old Ottawa South, at 5 Harvard Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 4Y9, an easy walk to coffee shops, pubs and music venues and both the Rideau River and Canal.  Trinity Anglican Church is located at 1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1S 3Y3.  Ottawa is Canada’s capital city, and Trinity House is located near Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and St. Paul University.

All applications will be reviewed by the Trinity House Committee which oversees the intentional community, and successful applicants will be contacted soon afterwards for an interview.

No, any student or young adult can apply. The intentional community program is rooted in the Christian tradition, and applicants will be required to participate actively in the program, be open to the Christian faith, and be supportive of the faith journey of other community members.

Trinity House is uniquely situated on a quiet downtown, residential street and only a block away from shops and public transit.  Although the house was originally designed to house clergy, it has been used as affordable student housing for the last 30 years.  As with many homes of the 19th century era, the house features two staircases. The kitchen is a generous size as are all the five bedrooms.  There are laundry facilities and two three piece washrooms. The common room is welcoming and suitable for gatherings.  Once modest updates and refurbishments are completed later this spring, applicants will be welcome to take a tour through the house.