Renting a West Ottawa Student Apartment: A Quick Guide for Algonquin College Students

Congratulations … you survived your first year in residence! Living right on campus was definitely a real lifesaver, and with all those deadlines, classes, and presentations, getting to school on time was never a problem. And now, even though it’s time to move out and find a student apartment of your own, that’s a luxury you’d like to keep.

Over the course of your first year, you’ve grown accustomed to the many shops, restaurants and bars just around the corner, and you’ve even saved a lot on transportation expenses by living so close to the school. Why give all that up now when you’ve still got another few years at Algonquin College? You don’t have to.


District Realty has great college student apartments for rent in Ottawa West – affordable student housing in one of the city’s trendiest and most desirable locations! With apartments for students on McWatters, and Carling, Algonquin College students are only a few minutes from everything they’ve fallen in love with about Ottawa.

West Ottawa has tons of unique amenities not easily found elsewhere in the city. Clean, expansive parks; a diverse selection of shopping opportunities; cool, relaxing pools in the summer; and so much more. And when you rent a student apartment from District Realty, it’s all in your backyard.

Two popular beach spots during the summer are only a short bus ride away: Westboro beach, on the Ottawa River just off the Ottawa River Parkway at Kitchissippi Lookout and Britannia Bay, also along the Ottawa River Parkway bike path.


Students don’t have that far to go for game nights, either. The Royal Oak & Summerhay’s Grill are two restaurants where students can find a comfortable table to watch the game, down a few beers and snack on some wings.

When you rent a student apartment in Ottawa West, you have plenty of choice when it comes to shopping. Carlingwood, Bayshore and Pinecrest Shopping Centres are but a few of the many malls that provide students with a variety of different shops and services. For those students who live closest to Algonquin College, College Square is an excellent source for their food, banking, and clothing needs, with businesses such as Loblaws, BMO, and Home Depot located just steps away from campus.


When you need to get across the city in a hurry, Algonquin College is conveniently located directly across the street from Baseline Transitway Station, a hub for many bus routes servicing the city of Ottawa. District Realty’s West Ottawa apartments are situated on the main routes leading into Baseline Station.

However, Ottawa West is so inviting, you might never want to leave your new Ottawa student apartment!