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Kitchens, bathrooms, additions — the variety of projects on this year’s Reno Tour offer a great way to check out the work of potential renovators for your home.

by Anita Murray

If there’s a renovation in your future, it’s important to research companies and contractors to fi nd a good fi t for you. RenoTour 2019 is the perfect chance to see these renovators at the site of one of their projects, where you can assess their work and ask them questions at the same time.

This year’s RenoTour on Oct. 6 features eight of Ottawa’s top companies, who are all part of RenoMark®. Hiring a RenoMark® member gives you the reassurance of pre-screened contractors who must meet strict guidelines for things such as insurance, workers’ compensation coverage and credibility.

Here are this year’s award-winning participants:

Kitchens, bathrooms, whole home renovations, additions — you’ll fi nd it all on this year’s tour, which is presented by the Renovators’ Council of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, a non-profi t organization dedicated to helping families realize the goal of affordable home ownership.

Tickets are just $10, available at:

  • All 3 Habitat ReStore locations — 768 Belfast Rd., 7 Enterprise Ave., 3 Iber Rd.
  • Any of the tour stops on October 6th only
  • The booths of Habitat or the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association at the Ottawa Fall Home Show Sept. 26-29
  • Online at

This year’s tour will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anita Murray is the co-founder of, Ottawa’s only comprehensive source of unbiased information on the local housing industry. The veteran journalist and former Homes Editor for the Ottawa Citizen has covered the Ottawa housing industry since 2011.