Lepine's Barrier Free Living Published on November 13, 2023


Lépine Apartments is a trailblazer in enhancing accessibility in Canada, driven by an unwavering commitment to creating barrier-free buildings and apartment homes. They firmly believe in equal access and opportunities, evident in their multi-residential apartment communities across Ottawa. Recently, The Normand in Kanata and Lépine Lodge in Renfrew received the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC).

The Rick Hansen Foundation is a nationally recognized organization assessing accessible values in Canadian real estate. Its certification program promotes accessibility, advocating for safe, inclusive, and accessible public and private spaces. Properties must ensure all essential spaces and amenities are physically accessible for everyone.
The Normand, a 156-apartment community, draws inspiration from Canada's maritime provinces, with amenities including a gym, pool, lounge, and green spaces. Barrier-free accessibility was a priority, from amenities to individual apartments, earning The Normand an impressive 75% RHFAC rating.
Lépine's commitment to equitable access continues with accessibility audits for properties like Lépine Lodge in Renfrew and Johannes Court in Carleton Place, identifying areas for improvements. Lépine strives to ensure individuals of all abilities find welcoming and accessible homes.
Lépine Apartments is a leader in accessibility, exemplifying their belief in equal access and opportunities through their commitment to barrier-free living spaces. The certification of The Normand and Lépine Lodge by The Rick Hansen Foundation underscores their dedication to accessible living. Lépine aims to have all future construction evaluated by RHFAC and remains dedicated to creating inclusive communities throughout Canada.
With over 10 million square feet of residential construction, Lépine Apartments is a premier builder and landlord in Eastern Ontario, specializing in premium multi-family apartment communities. Built with strong family values and uncompromising quality, they offer Canadians a truly carefree lifestyle. Explore Lépine’s website and start a new lease on lifestyle today.

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