The Story lives on

Azure Urban prides itself on its connections with the communities in which we develop. We aspire to craft projects that respect the history and heritage of their sites but which quickly become new landmarks. Posthouse Westboro apartments are the most vivid example of that passion and we are so proud to present this to the Westboro community. It is a true labour of love. 

PostHouse Westboro apartments sits on land that was formerly owned by two of Westboro’s leading figures, William and Eliza Lowry. The Lowrys were true pioneers of Westboro, having moved here in the early 1900s with William occupying the pivotal role of Postmaster. As you can imagine, in 1930, the mail was a key method of communication, connecting people and communities. We want their story to go on. As an homage to their story and their importance to our community, we have named our retro-designed residence, PostHouse. The name evokes a meeting place of the community and the central hub of 1930s Westboro. PostHouse Westboro apartments takes the history of its past and transforms it into a vision of boutique modernity. The warehouse design emulates the vintage style of the site’s predecessor and takes cues from similar buildings in upstate New York and Maine. To honour Eliza, our Manhattan-inspired restaurant will be named “Elise”. Our hope for Elise is for it to be a fixture on the Westboro eating scene but also a beating hotspot where residents come for a drink or traditional French fare. We want this to be your place, a space that you might go to 2-3 times a week for a drink, lunch or dinner. For Elise, we have retained over 1000 sqft of brick from the original home meticulously taken down by hand and stored to be reinstalled in the space as a permanent nod to the history of this site. In fact, the Posthouse logo is a stylized homage to an iron heating grate that we found in the home of the Lowrys.

Their story goes on. Be a part of it. 

Architecture and Design

When we first viewed this site, we knew it demanded a different level of care. It wasn’t simply two 1930s-era houses: it was history. We’ve always viewed our role as developers differently. We own land for a very short time but the impact of what we build lasts generations. As such, we believe that we have a responsibility to the communities in which we develop to put quality ahead of expediency and build enduring projects that add value to the architectural narrative of the community and enhance the experience of all.  

We are a small, local, family-owned business that resides in Westboro so for us, we have a vested interest beyond financial, to see that our developments add value to the community. 

Westboro is our home, so when we are conceiving buildings in Westboro, we take into consideration the impact our buildings will have on the lives of other Westboro families, and how our buildings can enhance the existing Westboro lifestyle.

PostHouse is no different. It is a passion project. For this project, we drew inspiration from warehouse conversions in New York and smaller American cities to devise a building that celebrates the heritage of the site. Designed by local boutique firm, CSV Architects, PostHouse is a jewel in the community, steps from Richmond Road at 377 Winona Avenue. It is a classic red brick building with 6 storeys and 60 units and the interior design reflects this. Exposed ceilings in some units with a warehouse sensibility yet refined and slick. You’ll love it!

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Live in the Heart of Westboro

Life at PostHouse Westboro apartments means leaving your car at home and experiencing urban living in one of Ottawa’s best neighbourhoods. No more long commutes, filling up your gas tank or lost time. Living here is life-changing. Enjoy more time to do the things you enjoy whether in Westboro or in nearby neighbourhoods. And there is so much to do! From top-notch restaurants to scenic bars to high-end shopping, this is the ultimate 15-minute neighbourhood. Walk virtually anywhere you need to get to and meet friends at a moment’s notice. Combine that with Ottawa’s most beautiful rental apartment building and you have the ultimate Ottawa pied-a-terre.

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Elegance of Elise

Whether you are a foodie or just don’t want to cook, who wouldn’t love having a great French restaurant steps away? Elise is designed to evoke the best of a New York neighbourhood restaurant: refined yet unpretentious, always buzzing and a great place to meet for a drink or a bite. Elise will be an unparalleled amenity for residents of PostHouse. You can choose to take the lift down to Elise or order and take it back to your home. High-end room service? Is that a thing? At PostHouse, that’s reality.

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Amenities For Your Every Day

Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the walls of your home. We have curated a very specific set of amenities to elevate your daily experience. Our expansive rooftop terrace with gas BBQs, dining area, outdoor cinema and bar seating allows for you to relax and take in the amazing views of the Ottawa River, Gatineau Hills and downtown Ottawa. Of course, Elise provides residents the freedom to have dinner made for them but even more importantly, extends your living space by providing a bar to meet with friends and extend the night. For those gym addicts, PostHouse residents will have access to the 7th-floor fitness center and terrace at Azure Westboro apartments. In addition, PostHouse will offer residents a car wash, pet spa and a bike repair station.

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The Azure Effect

What is ‘The Azure Effect’? We think differently, and it shows. We aren’t content with the status quo. Azure Urban Development’s vision is to scour the world for better and to bring it to you here, at home in Ottawa. Whether it’s in the design of our buildings and apartments, the amenities offered or the locations we choose, we want to elevate your living experience, let you live up to your aspirations and have you walk with a spring in your step. That’s The Azure Effect.

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