St. Charles Market Groundbreaking Ceremony

St. Charles Market Ground Breaking Event (Download PDF)

The transformation begins for the historic St. Charles Church.

Ottawa, Ontario:  Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson and City Councillors, Mathieu Fleury & Tobi Nussbaum joined with ModBox, partners, and community members on May 24th 2018 at 5pm to celebrate groundbreaking at St. Charles Market, a mixed-use development surrounding the historic St. Charles Church.

“I predict this is going to be one of the most exciting redevelopment projects in the entire city of Ottawa.” Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa.

Located in the heart of Beechwood Village in the historic St. Charles Church at 140 Beechwood Ave., St. Charles Market will consist of 56 horizontal homes (condominiums), including three townhomes and ground floor commercial spaces. The new development literally wraps around the century old heritage property.  The church itself will be reimagined as a gourmet marketplace and restaurant. “Half of the property will be left undeveloped, making room for a beautifully landscaped forecourt that will once again serve as a community gathering place for events.” Chantal Smith, Modbox Director of Sales and Marketing.


Groundbreaking marks the beginning of the transformation that will breathe new life into St. Charles Market which will serve once again as a community hub.  “St. Charles Market is so central to the community and is an interesting and exciting way to revitalize such an important property.” Darryl Squires, ModBox CEO.

“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 Partner, Sr. Architect, Linebox Studio.


ModBox is a boutique property development firm that offers high quality, modern developments in urban Ottawa. Our goal is to provide intelligently designed spaces with the same detailing and finishes found in high-end custom homes. We manage the entire design-build process and pay special attention to all the details from the outset, with a strict adherence to using quality and sustainable materials, and leading edge innovative building methods. St. Charles Market is 60% sold, and remaining two bedroom homes start in the $440,000s.  Suites in the building range from 560 sq. ft. to the largest penthouse in the city at over 5,000 sq. ft.