Hey Ottawa, let's find you a roommate!
Roommates Ottawa connects you to Ottawa roommate listings from various sites across the Web. Browse listings for the entire city or for a specific subgroup or location. If you need more than that, we list some of the best roommate sites for Ottawans to use. That's all great, but how much can you expect to pay to rent an apartment in Ottawa? Our rental rates pages can help give you an idea.
Browse Ottawa Roommate Listings
Browse roommate listings by:
- Entire city - Roommate listings for the entire city of Ottawa
- Neighbourhood - Roommate listings for select neighbourhoods in Ottawa
- School: uOttawa, Carleton, Algonquin
- Subgroup - Roommate listings by lifestyle, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion
Ottawa Roommate Sites
We won't pretend this site is the only roommate site you visit to find a place to live. Here are some other roommate sites that have listings for Ottawa.
- iROOMit (Finding a roommate and room is easier than you think!)
- Homestay (Rooms are fully furnished. Short term stays are possible.)
Ottawa Rental Rate Statistics
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ottawa? In central Ottawa, sharing a two bedroom will cost close to $600 per person, on average. For rental rates for specific areas in Ottawa please view our list of average apartment rental rates for Ottawa.
Living in Ottawa
Despite the Ottawa area having a population around one-million people, the feel of the city is quite a bit smaller. You won't find super tall buildings or crowded side walks in Ottawa. What you will find, however, is a great quality of life that doesn't come at the expense of major league sports (your Senators!) and events.
Ottawa is considered a very family-oriented city, with well-paying employers such as the Federal Government and tech companies. Despite that, real estate prices aren't as high as in larger cities in Canada. Crime, as you may have guessed, is fairly low as well.
Weather wise, expect colder winters than many large Canadian cities. That said, summers can be humid. Festivals are plentiful year round, likely due to Ottawa being the Nations Capital. The Rideau Canal in the winter is a notable highlight, allowing for an excellent skating experience.
So, if that sounds like a city you would like to live in, getting a foothold in the city is easily done by living with a roommate - making for a cheaper living experience. Our roommate listings can help with just that. Enjoy!