An Introduction - St Charles Market Official Website

“The long history of the church and the collective memory of the community presents an opportunity and an obligation to think long term and to design an ever-evolving community hub.”

Andrew Reeves | Principal & Lead Architect | Linebox Studio

A Gathering Place Then And Now

For over a century, St. Charles Church has been a focal point for the surrounding community, serving its parishioners and neighbours as both a spiritual hub and a gathering place.

Fast forward 100 years. ModBox Inc. and Linebox Studio are creating St. Charles Market, a smart collection of horizontal homes and town homes wrapping around the original church structure. At its heart, the historic bell tower will serve once again as a welcoming beacon to the Ottawa community.

The repurposed church will be transformed into a vibrant restaurant and a local marketplace. The original grounds will once again serve its neighbours with seasonal attractions programmed by the community: an al fresco farmers’ market, a pivotal community gathering spot with whimsical public places, patios and benches.

  • Dignity preserved.
  • Purpose restated.
  • A new future begins.

Be Part Of The Transformation