A few days before your indicated move-in date, we will contact you to schedule a move-in appointment. During that move-in appointment, we will show you your residence, explain the rules and policies, fill out a move-in inspection sheet, and provide you your keys.
We provide large fridges in every apartment/house, so there is really no need to bring a mini-fridge with you. Nevertheless, you are permitted to bring your own mini-fridge as long as the mini-fridge is brand new. We do not permit used (non-brand-new) fridges since they have a tendency to leak water causing damage, as well as not being Energy Star Efficient and bad for the environment.
For your Bedroom:
- Mattress Cover
- Bed Sheets
For the Kitchen:
- Dishes & Cutlery
- Glasses & Mugs
- Pots & Pans
- Cooking Utensils
- Mixing Bowls
- Oven Pans
- Dish Soap
- Dish Cloths
For the Bathroom:
- Toilet Paper
Both our Blake and Shefford residences have essentially the same features, the same room sizes, the same prices, etc.
The main difference between the Blake and Shefford residences is the style of layout. The Blake residence is an apartment style, while the Shefford residence is a house style.
Therefore, when deciding which residence you’d like to live in, the main consideration you should take into account is the style you prefer, because all other factors are essentially equal.
We have 4 residences. Both our Blake and Shefford residences take approximately the same amount of time on the bus or by car to get to University of Ottawa. Both residences have essentially the same features, the same room sizes, the same prices, etc. The main difference between the Blake and Shefford residences is the style of layout. The Blake residence is an apartment style, while the Shefford residence is a house style. When deciding between the Blake and Shefford residences, the main consideration you should take into account is the style you prefer, because all other factors are essentially equal. Our other two residences (the Wilbrod and Somerset residences) are within a 2 minute walk of the University of Ottawa.
Yes, there’s lots! We’ve designed these residences especially for university students. Every bedroom has a closet/wardrobe for hanging and storing clothes in addition to ample additional storage in the form of drawers under the bed, shelves, etc.
Yes, overnight guests are permitted on an occasional basis, meaning a few nights each month.
However, long-term overnight guests are not permitted since they will inevitably reduce the quality and enjoyment of the residence for other tenants in your unit. Nevertheless, if you have a family member or friend who would like to visit you for an extended period of time, let us know and we may be able to provide them their own unit on a temporary basis for $20/day. They’ll be more comfortable, you’ll be more comfortable, and your suitemates will be more comfortable.
Yes, each bedroom comes with a unique lock and key. The Blake and Shefford residences have electronic lock which do not require a physical key.
We provide weekly house-cleaning service in all the common areas (shared areas) in your suite at no additional cost. That means our cleaning staff will come clean your entire suite, except your bedroom (which only you have a key to). Private bathroom rooms have a bathroom in the room itself. Since the cleaning staff will not enter your bedroom, they will not have access to clean your private bathroom.
Yes, local telephone service is included at no additional cost. Each resident gets their own separate telephone line which isn’t shared with other occupants. Therefore, they can be on the phone at the same time as others, and if someone calls them, only their phone will ring.
The following add-on services are also included at no additional cost:
- Caller ID
- Call Waiting
- Call Forwarding
- Conference Calling
- Three-Way Calling
Yes, the suites are fully furnished.
The following is included in the common areas:
- Dining Tables & Chairs
- Window Curtains
- Shower Curtains
The following is included in each bedroom:
- Computer Desk
- Full-Length Mirror
Yes, female residents are automatically placed into female-only residences, and male residents into male-only residences.
If a group of mixed male and female residents come together and wish to share a suit, we can accommodate them and designate them a special mixed suite.
Yes, that’s no problem at all. We encourage groups of friends at our residences and are happy to accommodate these requests. Our individual suites can accommodate up to 6 students, but if you need more, we can place groups of students in adjacent suites. We have had groups of over 50 students come together and taken up an entire building in the past. Depending on availability, we can typically accommodate groups ranging from 2 to 15 easily.
When you sign up to live at the residence, we ask you to complete a comprehensive questionnaire that asks all about you from your age, gender, degree type, program of study, habits, etc. This information helps management in arranging the most compatible suitemates possible.
If you have any other special requests, you can most certainly specify those in your application. Most of our students find that living in our residences provides them a great opportunity to meet and make friends with other students in their same university and program that they normally would never have met.
If you need something repaired, please fill out and submit a repair request in writing using email, text message, or written letter. Depending on the problem, repairs are typically completed within 24 business hours. If you have an emergency repair that needs to be fixed urgently (such as a water leak, electrical problem, etc), please call us immediately and we will have someone take care of it immediately.
Yes, on-site parking is available at some of our residences for an additional fee. Please see the Prices page for a full breakdown of availability and pricing.
Yes, you will have to pay rent until the end of your lease term, or until a new person is found to move into your room. If you need to move out early, please inform Management as soon as possible so we can do our best to help you find a replacement tenant.
Yes, all our residences have on-site laundry. At our Blake, Shefford, and Wilbrod residences, laundry is $2.00 per use. At our Somerset Residence, laundry is $1.75 per use. Laundry is located in the basement of the building for our Blake, Somerset, and Wilbrod Residences. At the Shefford residence, laundry is in-suite so you don’t need to step outside your apartment to do laundry.
Yes, we provide weekly house-cleaning service of all the common areas in your suite at no additional cost (common areas include: kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and more). The cleaning staff will not enter or clean your bedroom (since only you have a key to your bedroom).
We realize that internet is a very important necessity for university students. We are proud to provide our residents unlimited fiber-optic ultra-high-speed WiFi up to 1Gbps with no bandwidth limits/restrictions over 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi. The connection we provide you is valued at over $150/month if purchased alone, but we were able to get it significantly cheaper since we purchased 500+ connections in bulk and passed along the savings to you. The internet we provide tenants is amazing, period.
Yes, we get lots of graduate students. We typically place all graduate students together in a residence to provide them a more quiet atmosphere to study in, as well as give them an opportunity to be around other more mature students. We often get Masters, Ph.D, M.D., J.D., MBA, and Teacher’s College graduate students at our residences, who we place together in one of our graduate suites.
The burning of candles and incense in the residence is not permitted for fire safety reasons.
Smoking is not permitted inside the residence (neither inside your room nor the common areas). If you smoke, please do so outside the residence and at least 10 feet away from the entrance.
No pets (with the exception of guide dogs for visually impaired tenants) are allowed at the residence. The average personal space afforded to each tenant is not sufficient for the safe and humane keeping of any animals (whether they are small or big). For the prevention of harm to animals (due to confinement or neglect by the tenant) and for the safety of tenants who may have allergies, animals cannot be kept in personal bedrooms or the common areas of the residence.