It's not just about the buildings.
It's about creating lifestyles.
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Choo Communities – founded in 1992 by David Choo, an engineer by trade and an innovator at heart – includes Ashcroft Homes, Envie Student and Alavida Lifestyles.


There is a profound difference between building homes and building communities. David Choo has built in the Greater Ottawa Area many master-planned communities, suburban single family homes, urban infill townhomes, mid-rise mixed-use projects, premier senior housing and retirement residences, all-inclusive high-rise student housing communities, and high-rise residential buildings.


Alavida Lifestyles’ newest development including Luxury Apartments and Seniors’ Suites. Astoria offers independent seniors a community for authentic and inspired living.

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Beautiful Senior communities, built with distinguished craftsmanship along with outstanding service from staff who truly care.

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Ottawa’s all-inclusive furnished apartments offers premium suites at affordable rates.

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Ottawa’s reResidences luxury condominiums comes with Canada’s most iconic view.

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reStays offers you a revolutionary and unique type of accommodation that makes you feel at home while enjoying the luxury of world-class hotel services.

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This boutique four-storey condominium is home to only 62 suites, a modern urban oasis in the heart of a picturesque and charming neighbourhood in Westboro.

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As one of Ottawa’s most innovative and accomplished builders since 1992, Ashcroft has built thousands of homes in the Ottawa and surrounding area. Every home is built to the highest standards and designed with style and flair.

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From locations we select to the types of residences we produce — our ambition is to create neighbourhoods. We incorporate the natural surroundings into every one of our developments.
We offer a wide-range of unique designs built to suit your needs.

We commissioned the sculpture on the corner of O’Connor and McLeod, not because we had to, but because we considered the landscape and making Ottawa more beautiful. We are very mindful that we make good design happen – it comes from the soul of a developer.
- David Choo, Choo Communities
Upscale urban growth is Ottawa’s inevitable evolutionary path. So much of what we’re seeing thrive in the city, whether it’s the ByWard Market or Westboro or the Glebe, that’s urban living, not suburban.
- David Choo, Choo Communities
You are doing more than just buying a condo, you are buying into a community! Just as an artist has a portfolio, these communities are my portfolio. I create exciting, creative and unique environments.
- David Choo, Choo Communities