The Merit Condominium represents the culmination of 30 years of experience in designing and building Ottawa’s finest multi-unit residences. Charlesfort has taken one of the finest building sites in the downtown core and has designed for it a residence of unsurpassed quality and elegance, of soaring stature and opulent detail. the Merit is equally a statement of the accomplishments of its residents – a lifestyle earned, a luxury deserved, and an achievement rewarded.

Location Site Plan (.pdf)


The Exterior


The Lobby and Common Areas


Suite Videos


The Details


The Terrace


The Views

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We are empty nesters, had sold our home in Mooney’s Bay and were looking for a house in the Glebe. We have always lived in the “burbs” and thought we would move to a “walking neighbourhood”. The more we looked at older homes with all the maintenance issues, the more we started thinking about condos. Our real estate agent introduced us to The Merit. At first we were concerned about it being “too close” to the downtown core. After some consideration we bought a unit and moved in two weeks later. We love the building, the quality finishing, its proximity to downtown and all the amenities. We can honestly say that this move has been great for our lifestyle.
Brenda & Wayne Cheeseman
We were happy living in our 13-year old home in the Glebe, but wanted to have more freedom without worrying about house maintenance. We looked at many condos that were either to small, looked quite ordinary or had unattractive locations. The Merit by Charlesfort  has surpassed all of our expectations. The building has an impressive New York Art Deco look. It is well designed and was built by a very reputable and solid company. Our condo is very large, bright and has a great layout. The Charlesfort team was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They provided solid suggestions while encouraging us to personalize our condo. After we moved in, they continued to assist us and dealt with any issues promptly.  The location is perfect, we can walk to the market, the NAC and the summer music festivals in 10 minutes. It is just around the corner from Elgin Street and the canal but because it’s across the street from City Hall it is very quiet. We love our condo and know that we made the right choice!
Jaye Shuttleworth and John Howard
As soon as I saw Charlesfort’s previous builds, I knew I wanted my first home to be one of their projects. The Merit has continually surpassed my expectations, with Charlesfort’s ever-accommodating staff, the high quality of the interior finishes and amenities, and the impressive views of Parliament Hill and Chateau Laurier from the rooftop terrace.
When I walk from the Byward market along the Rideau canal and approach the stunning building that so many stop to admire, I smile knowing how lucky I am to call it home.
We love living at The Merit. I doubt very much if any other building in the city could have matched our expectations for condo living. From living in an Art Deco style building, to the fabulous downtown location, (where we can walk just about anywhere), to watching fireworks from the rooftop terrace.
Buying a condo from Charlesfort Developments was a thoroughly enjoyable process starting with the day we purchased to inspection day. Easy to deal with and totally accessible in person, by phone or email.
On inspection day, we were completely awestruck. We knew the place was going to be nice, but it turned out to be the “condo of our dreams”. Talk about attention to detail. Everything Perfect!
Roseanne & Richard Hill
It took at least a year of open houses and showings to finally make the decision to move to the Merit. We are so glad we took the time because living at the Merit is awesome!
It is in the heart of so many outdoor festivals and music venues…yet tucked far enough away that owners can enjoy peace and tranquility. The Merit is within walking distance to Rideau Center and the Byward Market and the beautiful canal is steps away. It feels we are away on a mini trip to another city every time we choose to explore.
The rooftop patio is an amazing space to enjoy the city landscape…while enjoying a BBQ in a setting that feels like a fabulous restaurant. The streetscape on Elgin and surrounding streets has a warm and neighbourhood feel with local pubs, shops and restaurants only minutes away.
Oh… the access to the airport and highway is super convenient.
The Merit is an amazing place to live!
Stephen and Aileen Murphy

Contact us

Telephone: (613) 233-0044
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4280 Station E.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B3