About

 

The Château Vanier condominium complex has a total of five hundred and eithteen (518) apartments and is comprised of three (3) individual condominium corporations:

  • Tower A: Carleton Condominium Corporation # 12 (CCC12);
  • Tower B: Carleton Condominium Corporation # 15 (CCC15); and
  • Tower C: Carleton Condominium Corporation # 47 (CCC47).

 

The three condominium corporations equally own (1/3) and all directors of the three condo boards collectively manage the complex's common areas or Joint Common Elements (JCE) via a governance entity named the Board of Governors (BoG).

 

CCC12 is a one-hundred and seventy-seven (177) residential apartment high-rise condominium building with 19 labelled and 18 actual floors which includes the ground and penthouse levels. The 13th floor label is omitted. The building does not have elevator access to the lower parking garage (Basement level). Tower A (Phase I) was built in 1971-72.

 

CCC15 is a one-hundred and sixty-nine (169) residential apartment high-rise condominium building with 20 labelled and 19 actual floors which includes the ground and penthouse levels. The 13th floor label is omitted. The building has elevator access to the lower parking garage (Basement level). Tower B (Phase II) was built in 1972-73.

 

CCC47 is a one-hundred and seventy-two (172) residential apartment high-rise condominium building with 20 labelled and 19 actual floors which includes the ground and penthouse levels. The 13th floor label is omitted. The building has elevator access to the lower parking garage (Basement level). Tower C (Phase III) was built in 1973-74.

 

 

No Smoking Rules and Measures:

Smoking is prohibited at all times in all common areas (garages, hallways, pool area, gym and recreation rooms, etc.) of the complex under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

As of July 12, 2017, CCC15 (Tower B) officially designated itself as a non-smoking condominium building. A majority of owners decided to implement new rules that prohibit smoking at all times on balconies and within new owners' or renters' apartments. Special accommodations can be arranged with the Property Manager and Board for those with certified medical certificates.

 

Electricity Suite Metering:

As of January 1st, 2013, CCC15 and CCC47 (Towers B & C) implemented Hydro Ottawa individual apartment or suite electricity metering to encourage energy conservation, to lower common area electricity costs, to implement a fair and transparent user-pay regime as well as to allow apartment owners to take advantage of energy incentive programs available through local hydro utilities. Condo fees were adjusted downward to reflect the removal of all the apartments electricity consumption component from the two condominium corporations' bulk meter electricity bill.

 

As of October 1st, 2016, CCC12 (Tower A) implemented Enercare individual apartment or suite electricity sub-metering to encourage energy conservation, to lower common area electricity costs and to implement a fair and transparent user-pay regime.

 

Heating and Cooling Systems:

Apartments or units in the Château Vanier condominium complex are heated via electric baseboard heaters. Each of the three towers in the complex also have large natural gas hot water boilers located in the upper indoor garage that service their respective towers. Tower hallways and most of the common areas are all heated via forced air electric systems.

 

As of 2013-14, all three towers also have brand new glycol heat recovery systems that recapture some of the heat that escapes from all of the apartments' bathroom exhaust vents to help heat their towers' hallways and common areas.

 

Over the years, some unit owners have installed brand new electric baseboards, electric floor radiant heating systems or even central heating and air conditioning systems as part of their apartment renovation projects. Typically a wall mounted thermostat is installed in every apartment (as per original building construction specifications) which controls the baseboard heaters for the living room & kitchen area. Some unit owners may have replaced the original analogue thermostat controllers with more modern and energy efficient digital programmable thermostats. Every bedroom originally had their thermostat controls directly on the baseboard heater; however, over time some apartment owners may have added wall mounted controllers for greater convenience.