Community Update

Dear General Burns Community,

General Burns Lodge closed for rentals until further notice

The General Burns Community Association regrets to inform you that the General Burns Lodge will be closed for rentals for the time being due to COVID-19 restrictions. The GBCA has reviewed the requirements set out by Ottawa Public Health for stage 3 reopenings and we believe the standard to ensure safe re-opening of General Burns Lodge is too onerous for a volunteer group to maintain. We want to ensure our community is safe and healthy and would not like to put anyone at risk because we cannot maintain sufficient cleaning protocols for rentals. 

The GBCA is a volunteer group who manages rentals of the General Burns Lodge on behalf of the City of Ottawa and shares rental income with the City. The community association uses our share of rental income to fund community-building events such as our annual Fun Day in the spring. If you have questions about the community association or this decision, please email

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. We hope you and your families stay safe and stay well. For the latest information from the City of Ottawa, please visit For Ottawa Public Health information, please visit


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