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eQ Homes is a Finalist for the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence




We’re excited to announce that eQ Homes is in the running for the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence. Our eQuinelle community in Kemptville is one of five national finalists in the Community Development Award category! 

We’ve shared a portion of the CHBA’s Press Release below. Our congratulations to all of the finalists across Canada!






CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Finalists Announced!

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 National Awards for Housing Excellence.

“These awards are about excellence and recognizing the very best in Canadian new homes, home renovations, community development and marketing across Canada,” said CHBA Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lee.
Thirty-nine CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence will be presented at the Association’s 74th National Conference on May 12th in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.
CHBA members responded enthusiastically to the national awards program with a record number of entries in 2017. Over 70 judges were engaged in the process over the course of several weeks to review the entries to select the finalists. Then the winners were selected by a national panel of judges who met in Ottawa over the course of three days to review the finalists’ entries. “When you are judging the best in Canadian new homes, there is no doubt that as a judge you have your work cut out for you. With so many exciting and innovative projects to choose from it was a challenging task, and it took a practical army of judges from coast to coast to do it justice! The process also makes it a huge honour to win, so there will be great anticipation and excitement when the winners are announced in May,” said Lee.
CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence will be presented for projects of varying sizes in the following categories:

• New Home Awards (15 in total),
• Home Renovation Awards (10 in total),
• Marketing Awards (10 in total)
• Community Development Award (1 award)
• Net Zero Home Award (1 award)

The new Net Zero Home Award is being introduced this year to recognize a high energy efficient home under the Association’s net zero labelling program.

Two major national awards, one for Marketing Excellence and one for Design Excellence, will also be presented to the home builder who has achieved the highest level of success in the marketing and new homes categories respectively.


Click here to read the full press release and see a complete listing of all finalists by category.





eQ Homes wins top spot among Ottawa home builders



EQ Homes wins top spot among Ottawa home builders

The latest ranking from ranks eQ Homes as Ottawa’s #1 Builder

March 9, 2017 – OTTAWA – Shortly after winning the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association Community of the Year for eQuinelle, eQ Homes has been ranked as the top Ottawa Home Builder according to


With a near perfect score of 99%, eQ Homes topped the field of 20 local builders.


Builder reputation is the most critical element that informs a home buyer’s purchase, once the criteria of affordability, appeal and quality are satisfied. It’s a positive indicator of past performance, which is the best predictor of how a builder will perform in future.


“We strive for excellence in every interaction” says Dave Wallace, COO of eQ Homes. “A top score of 99% is pretty good, but we’ll continue to work towards that perfect score.”


Unlike other rankings, relies on objective data collected by reputable third party organizations, rather than comments left by anonymous individuals online. This helps ensure a fair and objective comparison between builders.


“We were concerned at how Ottawa home buyers were being misled by false builder ratings in search engine results, so we leveled the playing field. Our Pro Builder Rating is based on real performance data collected by authoritative third-party organizations and is comprised of three significant components: Builder Quality, Customer Engagement, and Social Engagement. For eQ Homes to score this highly, they are doing everything right,” explains Oliver Harte, owner of


eQ Homes has four master-planned communities for Ottawa buyers to choose from; eQuinelle, Fernbank Crossing, Clarence Crossing and Greystone Village. In 2017 they will launch two new communities; Pathways in Letrim and Riverwalk on the river in Manotick.


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About eQ Homes
At eQ Homes, we’re committed to being the builder of choice, and enriching lives by creating great communities in which to live, work and play.

Guided by our vision, purpose and values, we’re dedicated to doing the right thing in every aspect of your home buying experience. That means employing the best people and empowering them to become great. It means showing respect for our customers, our community and our planet. It means cultivating creativity by challenging the status quo and encouraging innovation. It means building quality in every detail of your new home. And it means enjoying what we do, and sharing that joy with you and your family.

Simple things done well. That’s the beauty and promise of eQ Homes. Find out more at


About is a unique web portal that brings home buyers and home builders together at exactly the right moment.

Home buyers can search all of the region’s new home and condo communities in one place, and compare builder reputation and reliability information from authoritative sources. Home builders can showcase their communities to targeted home buyers and attract pre-qualified sales leads while lowering their cost of sale.

Our fully managed premium service ensures that builders stand out from their competitors, and safeguards their online reputation.

Find out more at



Announcement: eQ Homes Wins 3 Awards at GOHBA’s 33rd Annual Housing Design Awards

We’re proud to announce that eQ Homes has been recognized with three wins at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s 33rd Annual Housing Design Awards.

Our eQuinelle project won Community of the Year. We also received awards for two models in our Clarence Crossing community: the Dumont and the Alexander both won in the Production Home 2,000 sq ft or less – $400,000 and under category.






eQuinelle: Community of the Year



On 450 acres in the heart of Kemptville, eQuinelle offers bungalows, semis and townhomes amidst the best amenities in the Ottawa-Carleton region. The community is situated close to the river and centered around a championship calibre golf course.

Residents come together in a 20,000 foot clubhouse featuring a fantastic new restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre and more. Nearby, eQuinelle park offers a playground, splashpad, climbing wall and basketball courts.

eQuinelle’s Health and Wellness campus and a proposed retail plaza will provide the ultimate convenience with medical offices, a pharmacy, and shopping all within the community itself




Clarence Crossing: The Dumont



The Dumont model in our Clarence Crossing community is a 2 bedroom plus den bungalow model measuring a generous 1,640 square feet. This elegant home has a warm, traditional feel with an inviting covered porch, French doors leading to the den, vaulted ceiling, and a spectacular gas fireplace. The kitchen features an island with a quartz countertop, and a walk-in pantry. The spacious master bedroom is complete with a large walk-in closet and a beautifully appointed ensuite.

For those looking for additional living space and functionality, an optional plan provides a finished lower level with rec room, an extra bedroom, and an extra bathroom.







Clarence Crossing: The Alexander


Clarence Crossing’s second award-winning model is the Alexander. This three-bedroom bungalow measures 1,848 square feet with an optional sunroom included. It has an upscale farmhouse feel, and well-crafted in every detail.

A covered porch leads to the foyer where a set of double doors can be added to create an even grander entrance. The open-concept living space is tailor made for both entertaining and enjoying quiet times with family. The home is sunny courtesy of large windows throughout.

A kitchen breakfast bar/island worktop with quartz countertop faces the living room and a fabulous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.

The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and superbly appointed ensuite including a twin-basin vanity, large soaker tub, and a two-sided glass shower. The den/third bedroom has a French door entrance.

A covered deck, or optional sunroom, offers another 148 square feet of “indoor-outdoor” living space. The laundry/mud room provides direct access to the garage for the best functionality, allowing you to take your groceries straight from the car to the kitchen.






The Big 3 Event

There’s never been a better time to visit our sales centres. Our eQuinelle in Kemptville and Clarence Crossing in Rockland, along with our Fernbank Crossing community in Stittsville, are part of our current Big 3 Event promotion. During the event, eQ Homes is offering $10,000 off all condos, $15,000 off all townhomes, and $20,000 off all singles in these three communities.


Please join us in congratulating our hardworking staff whose passion for excellence helped make these award wins possible.

















10 Reasons to Live at Greystone Village

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Looking to make a change? If you’ve been searching for a new place to call home, a place that will enhance and upgrade your life, then look no further than Greystone Village. Nestled in the charming neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East with an abundance of green space, convenient amenities nearby, combined with modern designs and features, you’ll feel proud to call Greystone Village home. Here are ten reasons why this truly is the place to be.

1) Community-Based Living

If you have a passion for the community in which you live, you’ll be please to know that before this development was created, the entire concept design evolved through reaching out to the greater community, along with local officials to involve them in the entire design process.

2) Green Living

Nestled between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, green space is a key concept when it comes to these designs. You’ll have plenty of natural settings to throw a ball around with the kids or plan a picnic with your friends.

3) Variety

Whether it’s a condo, single, or townhome you’re seeking, Greystone Village has a variety of models on offer to suit your preference and lifestyle.

4) Pedestrian-Friendly Boulevards

Escape from those hectic traffic jams through city streets. Here you can wander along the expansive pedestrian-friendly boulevards without a car in sight.

5) Convenient Nearby Amenities

Whether it’s boutiques, restaurants, cafés or the grocery store – everything you may need is just a few minutes from home.

6) Schools

If you’ve got a young family, you’ll be happy to know that a variety quality schools located in the area, including Lady Evelyn Alternative Schoool, Immaculata High School, Saint Paul University, and St. Nicholas Adult High School. University of Ottawa lies on the other side of the 417. So no need to rush to class, it’s just a short distance away.

7) Attractions

Take a stroll through the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Rideau Centre or even the Byward Market. There’s never a shortage of attractions and activities to keep you or the family entertained.

8) Transit-Friendly

With a dense network of new rapid transit lines, including buses connecting the neighbourhood far and wide and Light Rail soon to come, you’ll never have to worry about dealing with those mornings stuck in rush hour traffic again. Greystone Village’s convenient location makes it a breeze to bike or walk to work in the temperate months if you work in the downtown core.

9) Sustainable Development

With a priority placed on sustainable living, increased accessibility to transit, green living and walkable, pedestrian-based streets, this development has and continues to recognize the importance of environmentally conscious development for both present and future generations.

10) Built Upon Historical Roots

Inspired by the area’s 100-year old history in Old Ottawa East, Greystone Village takes pride in preserving those roots and combining them alongside modern design. It’s a place where old world meets the excitement and convenience of modern day living. It’s a place you can feel proud to call home.

Visit the state-of-the-art presentation centre at 175A Main Street in Ottawa to learn more about life at Greystone Village, send us an email at, give us a call at 613.569.3043, or visit

Paradise by the River: Clarence Crossing

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Just imagine – a community-based development, amidst spectacular scenery with winding pathways as you stroll along through the neighbourhood, designed for a recreational lifestyle. Well, with the master-planned community of Clarence Crossing, you can have all that and more. Enjoy your very own piece of paradise by the river with this community designed to make you feel at comfort and ease with an abundance of green space and amenities to enjoy.

Rest and Relaxation in Rockland

Aimed at the 50-plus demographic, this development lets you leave behind the hustle and hectic streets of city life and instead, retire in a place that you can relax and enjoy. Located on the north side of Highway 17, bordering the Ottawa River and bisected by Clarence Creek, this project stretches across over 430-acres of land. It is comprised of a series of villages spread throughout it. And when all is said and done, it will offer a total of 2,500 new homes truly comprising of a paradise community.

From bungalow to condominiums and townhomes, each development will include superior finishes, including hardwood flooring and granite countertops, along with stainless steel appliances.

Breathing Green Space

With an abundance of conservation areas and natural trails, green space takes precedence throughout this community. You can find tree-lined streets, pedestrian walkways, cycle paths, woodland pathways and even expansive backyards throughout our bungalow designs. And with a footbridge planned over the Clarence Creek, you can take a stroll over to the connecting village. At Clarence Crossing, we understand how important it is to have an abundance of natural settings to wander through and enjoy.

For those looking to still relish in the excitement of city life, located just a short drive from Rockland’s charming downtown and only 45 minutes or so from Ottawa, you can have the best of worlds. But with the village core included in the development, you can find everything you need right in the convenient location close to home. From local restaurants and shops, to retail stores and cozy cafés – all you need is close to home.

So stop dreaming about retiring in a place that mimics that lifestyle you desire. Act now and you can enjoy the spectacular design of this community, created for your needs and your desires. With a location along the beautiful Ottawa River, you can wake up each morning and bask in the beauty of your own little piece of paradise, knowing it’s a place that you get to call home.

Does Rockland’s most desirable new home community sound like paradise to you? Get in touch at 613.862.0167, email, or come to the development to tour our three sensational model homes!

Green Living at Greystone Village

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Green, sustainable living is becoming more of a desirable lifestyle for many communities across Ottawa, especially in the new and exciting Greystone Village in Old Ottawa East. Encompassing 26 acres of land with major developments underway, the Regional Group have made the prospect of green living an essential component for this community. It’s no wonder people are trading in their old homes for a fresh start at something meaningful for the environment and future generations.

Greystone Village

Teaming up with eQ Homes and Barry J. Hobin Associates Architects, the Regional Group have initiated a development that will span the area of land located near Saint Paul University that winds along the Rideau River. It will encompass 916 condos for sale, townhomes for sale, along with single homes for sale that will dot their way along the river in Old Ottawa East.

Supporting LEED-ND design, this Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Developments designated community is a major leap in taking a stand for supporting modern, eco-friendly designs. With an eco-based backbone, encompassing renewable resources, and energy-efficient appliances and products, this redeveloped land will embrace the value of its natural settings by incorporating green living as a standard throughout each home.

The Need for Green

With ever more bikes and shared modes of transit replacing the automobile, and with pedestrian-based communities replacing driver-based ones – embracing the concept of sustainable living has become a fundamental frame behind the blueprints of Greystone Village, which has drawn residents from all walks of life to trade in their previous lifestyle in order to be a part of something meaningful, green, and community-based.

How it Benefits Your Community, Your City and Your World

More and more people want to feel connected to their community and their environment by committing to acts that support sustainable efforts. So rather than driving 20 minutes to retail outlets or grocery stores, the idea of being able to walk from your doorstep to the neighbouring coffee shops, boutiques and shops, are what more residents are seeking.

As we become increasingly aware of how damaging our ecological footprints are, an increasing desire is growing among larger communities to alter those footprints towards making a meaningful difference. With this green, community-based design, it provides residents with that choice.

This allows a community of people to take that committed step in the right direction for supporting and helping our environment and helping to influence more people to jump on board. So if you are seeking a community that this choosing to evolve as you wish to – where eco-based, sustainable living allows you to engage in your community, enjoy it and care for it – Greystone Village is the perfect place for you to call home.

Visit our Presentation Centre on Main Street, email, or call us at 613.569.3043 to learn more!

A Waterfront Lifestyle Community

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Living in the big city can be exciting, but it can also wear you down and leave you scrambling for some peace and quiet. Do you have a desire to step away from that hustle and bustle of those busy city streets? Well, maybe it’s time for you to consider a Waterfront lifestyle community at Clarence Crossing.

Clarence Crossing in Rockland

Located on the beautiful Ottawa River and the banks of Clarence Creek in Rockland, this development offers you that perfect escape within a community that gives you peace of mind. Spanning 2500 new homes on 400 acres of land, each village within this development will embrace the beauty of nature by offering plenty of green space and backyards for you roam around and enjoy. Featuring bungalows, bungalow towns and condominiums, this waterfront community is the perfect place for families, retirees, or anyone looking to simply step back from that hectic city vibe.

Best of Both Worlds

With the strategic location of Clarence Crossing just a short drive from the city, you can indeed have the best of both worlds – country mixed with city living. So if you do feel the need to still maintain that connection with the hustle and bustle now and again, or pop downtown for a night at the NAC, you’ll be able to embrace that excitement and then come back home to enjoy some peace and quiet.

But with the development of the village core, you won’t have to look far for some thrill and excitement. Mapped as a central location for both residents and visitors to enjoy, this village core will encompass restaurants, cafés and boutiques for a bite on the town or a day browsing the local stores. If it’s a good time out with the neighbours you’re seeking, you can lounge in the neighbouring bars with a few cocktails in hand or practise your swing at the Club de Golf Outaouais, located just minutes away.

Waterfront Lifestyle

This waterfront community was designed for those with a certain lifestyle in mind – one that provides space and an abundance of natural settings to surround them with, all the while providing a charming central core to enjoy. Where serene settings and calm streets dot the neighbourhood, this is a place where everything you may need can be found without ever needing to leave, but when you do, the bustling city is only a short drive away.

At Clarence Crossing, we embrace small town, community-based living in a modern environment that provides you with all of the entertaining amenities you may desire. So whether you are a young professional, growing family or retiree – if you’re seeking a place where you can come home at the end of the day, relax, unwind and enjoy the calming lull of the nature around you – this waterfront lifestyle was designed just for you.

Give us a call at 613.862.0167 or to get in touch with our sales team and to learn more about our bungalows, condominiums, and townhomes in Rockland.

Serene Adult Lifestyle Living in Clarence Crossing

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For many retirees, escaping the busy hustle of the city core is ideal when you reach that point in life when you simply take pleasure in the beauty of nature, having a sense of community in your neighbourhood, and being able to enjoy a night at the theatre with your friends and loved one. Thankfully,

The Design

Aimed at the 50-plus-retiree crowd, the community of Clarence Crossing is based on 400 acres of land consisting of villages throughout the area. These villages will each contain approximately 150 homes, eventually totally around 2,000 when complete. With many of the homes backing on to the Clarence Creek, you can be sure there will be plenty of natural green space and gardens to wander through and enjoy.

The layout of these villages will encompass bungalows, bungalow towns, and low-rise condos ranging in size, with a variety of superior features, including hardwood floorings, granite countertops, and modern stainless steel appliances. It’s the perfect design for enjoying luxury living in a great community-based setting.

The Lifestyle

Within the layout of this development, eQ Homes will be including a village core as the central “hub” destination of activity. So for both residents and visitors, when you feel like going out for a great meal, browsing the boutiques, shops and other local amenities, you will find everything you need in the charming core of the village that you can feel proud to call your home.

With the thoughtful design of an experienced developer and builder, Clarence Crossing will offer you the perfect place to enjoy retirement by stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the big city without being completely removed from the advantages of the Ottawa area. Whether it’s a night out at the theatre with your loved one, taking a walk through lush trails, or spending a day at the local golf course with the neighbours, Clarence Crossing offers the lifestyle you desire, along with the neighbouring community to set the stage.

So if you’re finding that the busy chaos of city living is no longer right for you and the idea of quaint, community-based living is calling your name, then consider Clarence Crossing. With a neighbourhood designed for your needs and lifestyle, you’ll have no problem feeling right at home.

Greystone Village: Singles, Towns, and Condos

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If you’re looking for a new, modern, and luxurious place that you can call home, Greystone Village designs could be the perfect place for you. Located between the Rideau River and Rideau Canal, this 26-acre master-planned neighbourhood developed by The Regional Group, built by EQ Homes and designed by Barry J. Hobin, offers you a life of luxury, elegance, and natural beauty that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.


Comfort and contemporary living are key elements behind the designs at Greystone Village. With each home, you can enjoy expansive layouts with an emphasis on abundant natural light. Each design comes with only the finest features, from the ultra-modern Urban Collection, Brantwood Collection and Riverside Collection, to bring you high-standard, luxurious living.

So as you take a walk through your newly designed home, you’ll be welcomed by beautiful hardwood oak flooring, a luxury designer kitchen, modern linear gas fireplace, open concept interior living, augmented by high performance Energy Star windows and patio doors, just to name a few.


With smart simplicity, unique features and thoughtful design, you’ll be proud to call one of the most elegantly designed townhomes in the city your home. Whether it’s you and your loved one, or your growing family, the two and three-bedroom Panorama and Uptowne Collections will fit any lifestyle with the same high quality standards and features throughout.


If you’re the type of person who enjoys the luxury and convenience of modern living, where your home encompasses amenities to keep up with your active lifestyle, then the nine-storey LEED-candidate Terrace condominium is the perfect place for you. Featuring storage lockers, a yoga studio, party room, a fitness centre and even guest suites, you’ll have everything you need located under one roof. Additionally, you can enjoy your morning coffee on the gorgeous, expansive terraces and balconies that will be a feature for each and every condo.

So if you’re looking for that special place close enough to downtown, but far enough away to give you some peace of mind, a place where you can feel excited to live, surrounded by beauty and elegance, embraced by modern design on a scenic riverfront setting, Greystone Village is the perfect place to call home. Don’t miss out on your chance to live in this exclusive and exciting new neighbourhood. With homes like these, you can bet they won’t be available for long!

Contact us at 613.569.3043, email, or visit our state-of-the-art Presentation Centre at 175A Main Street.



Life in Old Ottawa East

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Greystone Village is a visionary master-planned community in Old Ottawa East. Greystone Village developers the Regional Group, eQ Homes, and Barry J. Hobin Architects have combined their talents and experience to bring one of the most-talked about development plans to Oblate land abutting the Rideau River shoreline. Let’s explore some of the many amenities and attractions surrounding Greystone Village:

Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most iconic attractions in Ottawa. Greystone Village is nestled between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River, offering scenic views everywhere you look. Enjoy peaceful walks, enjoyable bike rides, or revitalizing jogs along the Rideau Canal. In the summer, you can kayak or boat on the Rideau Canal all the day down to Kingston if you have the time. In the winter, the Rideau Canal transforms into the world’s longest skating rink and is one of the key attractions for Winterlude, North America’s largest winter festival.

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Park lies on the west bank of the Rideau Canal. For more than a century, Lansdowne Park has been a cultural centre of Ottawa, hosting football games, hockey games, concerts, and exhibition events. Lansdowne Live! was launched in 2015, following nearly a decade of redevelopment. With a rebuilt football stadium to house the Ottawa REDBLACKS, a year-round farmer’s market, a family-friendly park, and dozens of hip shops and restaurants (Whole Foods, Local, Joey, Cineplex Cinemas VIP and more) Lansdowne Park is a happening place to spend a Friday night and a Saturday morning.

Elgin Street

Elgin Street is a shopping and dining hub that lies to the northwest of Greystone Village. Running roughly from the Canadian Museum of Nature to the National War Memorial, there is something for everyone on Elgin Street. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with New Canadian cuisine at Beckta, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious restaurants. Catch a Sens or Blue Jays’ game at Woody’s Urban Pub, test your wits at Monday night trivia at The Lieutenant’s Pump, shoot some pool at MacLaren’s, or get a taste of authentic Mexican at Pancho Villa.

Main Street

The Green Door vegetarian restaurant is just steps from Greystone Village. Since 1988, the Green Door has served high-quality vegetarian dishes with fresh local ingredients. They are known for dishes like broccoli quiche with organic rennet-free cheddar cheese, vegetable curry, and spicy tofu with kale. Café Qui Pense is a cute café and sandwich shop – the perfect place to relax, catch up with friends, or unwind in the company of a good book from Singing Pebble Books.
To learn more about Greystone Village’s beautiful collection of singles, towns, and condos, visit our state-of-the-art Presentation Centre at 175A Main Street, visit, or contact the sales team at 613.569.3043 or

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