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the Woodnote

Located across from the iconic Park Lafontaine, the Woodnote is the perfect balance between urban living and green spaces...

Mount-Royal Plateau
3505, avenue Papineau, Montreal

the Rose des vents

Located in the heart of a lively and booming neighborhood, the Rose des vents project is UTILE's first inter-university project...

Rosemont - Angus Eco-District
2770, avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal

Eligibility Criteria

Proof of Studies

All of our apartments are rented with the student population as a priority. Proof of education is required when submitting your rental application. 

For projects made possible by the financial contributions of one or more student associations, student members of these associations will be given priority during the leasing process. 

Financial Viability

All applicants must submit proof of their ability to pay the rent for the unit they are applying for.

From the pool of applicants whose financial viability has been confirmed, those with lower incomes will be prioritized.

*A co-signer may be required in some cases.

UTILE Community

Renting an apartment in a UTILE building offers tenants the opportunity to get involved in their community while also accessing an affordable apartment.

If you have an interest in participating in the community aspects where you hope to live during your studies, mention it! Let us know how living in a UTILE apartment would support you in your academic journey, both financially and socially.


What services are included in the price of rent?

The price of the rent for an apartment at the Woodnote includes electricity, heating, hot water, Internet and are semi-furnished (stove and refrigerator).

The price of the rent for an apartment at the Rose des vents include electricity, heating, hot water, Internet, air conditioning and are semi-furnished (stove and refrigerator).

The price of the rent for an apartment at l'Ardoise include Internet, hot water and air exchanger and are semi-furnished (stove and refrigerator). Electricity is not included in the rent and is the responsibility of the tenant.

Are the apartments rented furnished?

No! Apart from the stove and refrigerator, the apartment can be furnished as the tenants wish. In addition, curtain poles are provided in each room of the apartments.

How does UTILE ensure that rents are kept affordable over time?

The buildings are owned and operated by UTILE, a non-profit organization. As such, UTILE does not pursue the goal of maximizing profits. Rents are kept low in order to maintain their affordability. In fact, rents in the private rental market increase much more each year. Therefore, over time, UTILE rents will become more and more differentiated from other market rents.

Is it possible to sign a lease for less than 12 months?

No! L'UTILE signs 12-month leases to adapt to the reality of the private rental market. In fact, the vast majority of student tenants occupy apartments on the private rental market so that their lease generally begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. UTILE therefore wishes to offer a complementary housing model to student residences that is closer to the type of rental arrangement offered in the conventional private rental market. This practice makes it possible to meet the needs of the greatest number of people while guaranteeing the affordability of rents by reducing the financial impact of a shorter-term rental formula. It should be noted, however, that the lease for L'Ardoise, since it begins in September, is for 10 months for the first year of the project only, ending June 30 as well.

Which documents are accepted as an enrollment proof?

We accept any valid document that includes the applicant's name, the name of the university, the year of enrolment and the number of courses in which you are enrolled.

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The Unité de travail pour l'implantation de logement étudiant (UTILE) is the only social economy enterprise that specializes in student housing throughout Quebec.

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