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.