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Have A Snow Melting Valentine's Weekend, CH Fam! 🫢 - CH Newsletter #54 Feb. 10, 2023

As part of joining our private student residence, our members receive weekly updates about the community, upcoming events, developments in the student residence and any other relevant news. We've decided to post these updates on our website in order to let our visitors looking for student housing get an inside view of the Chelsea House student life!

Dear Chelsea House family,
It's almost Valentine's day!!! 😍 Is everyone feeling the love in the air yet because we sure are! πŸ’˜
We heard it's going to be a little sunny this weekend β˜€οΈ What a perfect way to explore the City we all love! So get ready and read on as we share with you the latest in your favorite student residence and the best recommendations on how you can make the next few days filled with heart fluttering memories ❀️





  • Enjoy a breathtaking view of the City 🎑 

Okay, this one's a bit touristy but you need to try it at least once -- ride the La Grande Roue de MontrΓ©al πŸŽ‘ at the Old Port. It's the highest ferris wheel in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, so you'll get a magnificent panoramic view of the City 🀩 There's a reason why it's always part of the lists when you Google "Where to go in Montreal?". Trust us when we say that it may be an oldie but still a goodie 😁 

La Grande Roue de MontrΓ©al@alexberroterahan | Instagram 

  • Spend time in nature surrounded by butterflies πŸ¦‹ 

Tired of the snow ❄️ and looking for a chill indoor activity? We got you covered! Montreal's Insectarium is another must-visit spot in the City. What's more enchanting than walking around with your SO or friends surrounded by plants 🌱, butterflies πŸ¦‹, and other fascinating insects πŸͺ² If you're planning to go, don't forget to check out these tips so you can make the most out of your visit! πŸ₯°

 Montreal Insectarium

Espace Pour La Vie Montreal

  • Try the tapas and cocktails 🍸 at India Rosa Griffintown

Check out India Rosa's newly opened branch at Griffintown! This location is bigger and fancier than the original location which is perfect if you're looking for a new place to try this Valentine's weekend πŸ˜‰ They are open from 11am 'til midnight on Friday & Saturday (they close at 11pm from Sunday-Thursday).




 India Rosa Griffintown Montreal

India Rosa Website




Alright, in case you missed the news, Super Bowl is happening this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST 🏈 Chris Stapleton, a son of Kentucky πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ will be opening the show and performing the national anthem 🎀.

The real show however that everyone's looking forward to (apart from the amazing commercials) is the halftime performance. This year, Rihanna will be performing and we can't wait to see her set the stage on fire πŸ”₯ with some of her biggest hits! 


Folks around the 🌍 will be gathering to watch one of the biggest sports events of the year. And you guessed it right,  here in Montreal, we have our own Super Bowl tradition too -- a big GET-TOGETHER and a large variety of JUNK FOOD πŸ˜Ά Need we say more?


Rumour has it, the boys in apt 8 (Logan πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, Ryan πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, and Isaac πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦) might be pulling together a last minute fast food Super Bowl watching party 🫒




  • Pyjamas Party πŸ˜΄πŸ‘•πŸ’€πŸ‘–  Hosted by Maya H. 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and the CH Event Committee πŸ’ͺ🏻

We're pumped to report that last weekend's Pyjamas Party πŸ˜΄πŸ‘•πŸ’€πŸ‘– was a HUGE success πŸ₯³ Kudos to our CH Event Committee for hosting another successful activity for the fam (shoutout of course to Maya πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 for leading the fun)! πŸ†

Here are some snippets of the epic night with our members in their favorite sleepwear:


University students in Montreal's premium student housing


 Chelsea House Montreal Student Premium Residence Party



Chelsea House Montreal Student Premium Residence Party



Chelsea House Montreal Student Premium Residence Party


Chelsea House Montreal Student Premium Residence Beer Pong Party


Chelsea House Montreal Students Residence Party


Beer Pong at Montreal Premium Student Residence


  • ❌ CANCELLED EVENT: CH Valentine's Party ❀️

Okay okay, we heard you. It seems like everyone's heading out this weekend (Igloofest, etc.) so we're postponing/cancelling this Saturday's Valentine's Party. Don't worry, 'cause your CH Event Committee (aka CH Avengers πŸ’ͺ🏻) will make sure that the next activity will be extra special! So stay tuned for updates! πŸ‘€





I'm sure you've met our ever efficient and helpful Operations Manager/Superwoman πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ When she's not running around the building putting out fires πŸ”₯ (figuratively, ofc πŸ˜‚) and making sure everyone's happy at your favorite student residence in Montreal 🏑, Steph loves to enjoy the finer things in life πŸ’… Here are some of her tips on how you can #Treatyoself without breaking the bank πŸ˜‰

  • Workout classes: Off-hour fitness classes
  1. Enso Yoga: They offer 15$ classes at off-hours throughout the week (hot yoga, hot pilates, hot barre and HIIT)
  2. Spinco Montreal: They offer a 10$ spinning class for charity every Friday at 6:30pm

Spinco Montreal Spinning Class 

  • Get your hair done by a junior hairstylist

A great way to save at a luxury salon is to get your hair done by a junior staff member. The juniors are very talented and cost way less. Luxury hair salon coiffure Blunt offers this.


Getting hair done at salon coiffure Blunt Montreal



Other recommendations:


  • Movie theaters: cheapy Tuesdays! The best time to check out a new movie is on Tuesday nights. Movie theaters offer tickets at 50% off. 
  • Taxi coop: While we encourage you to walk wherever you can or take public transport, if you absolutely need to take an Uber or Taxi, you can get 15% off your taxi ride if you book through the Taxi Coop app.
  • Student discounts: Carry your student ID with you, a lot of places offer student discounts


Curious to know more about Steph's recos? Don't worry, she has a few more golden ones you wouldn't wanna miss! We'll be posting it SOON on the blog section of our website so make sure to visit it once in a while to be the first in the know 😝


  • WEEKLY RECAP: Here are some snaps of what went down the past week with the rest of the fam:

Group of international students hanging out in a premium student residence in Montreal 


 three students skating at Place des Arts Montreal



 funny international student in Montreal


dad trying poutine in Old Port while visiting his son studying in Montreal 

photograph of student checking out the artworks in one of the museums in Montreal


girls having a brunch date at AllΓ΄ mon Coco in Montreal



Hey, gang! Meet Warwick from Cape Town, South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Picture of Student in Montreal while on vacation 

He is studying cell biology πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ at the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty of McGill University πŸ« 

Montreal international student on vacation


Apart from Warwick's interest and passion in cancer and stem cell biology πŸ”¬, he also likes watching films 🎬 especially science fiction. He also spends his free time reading πŸ“– (mostly non-fiction), watching sports πŸ“Ί - primarily football βš½οΈ ( he supports the Arsenal in the English Premier League πŸ₯… ) , but also rugby πŸ‰ and cricket 🏏 

McGill student picture while on vacation 

Warwick loves food 🍽 and going to coffee shops β˜•οΈ and restaurants πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ to try out different cuisines.

He also exercises by running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ (he ran two half marathons last year! πŸ”₯) and going to the gym πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ 

Boys chilling and having beer

 His friends and loved ones describe him as someone who is a deep-thinker, compassionate, and humorous.

students in a party


Thank you for choosing Chelsea House as your home away from homeWarwick πŸ€—



  • Sandwich Artist @ Subway | As a sandwich artist, your tasks include greeting and serving guests, preparing food while maintaining food safety and sanitation standards, as well as processing light paperwork. Needless to say, you must be able to provide exceptional customer service to succeed in this position.

  • Lab Helper @ McGill University | McGill's Department of Plant Science is looking for someone who can help with culturing, sub-culturing, DNA extraction, plants crosses in the greenhouse, and data analysis and entry. Ability to communicate in EN (verbally and in writing) is a must and you will have an estimated 12 work hours per week which is perfect for students who want to have enough time for work, studies, and personal time!

  • Library Clerk @ UdeM | This job requires you to welcome, inform, and serve customers regarding the services available and the library's operating rules and procedures. Apart from that, you will also be asked to process borrowings of books, documents, devices or equipment. Once hired, you will be given access to clinics and different services offered by the UdeM community. 



Last weekend, our team received A TON of messages from members who apparently lost their fob keys πŸ”‘ Although we hate to sound like a broken record, we'd like to remind everyone to please be mindful and ALWAYS carry your FOB keys with you 😞




As you may have noticed, the weather has been extremely cold these days πŸ₯Ά This has been resulting to wifi glitches. This is apparently the case not just in our building but in a lot of establishments in the city as well.

Thus, it is SUPER important that you have your FOB keys with you as a backup in case your mobile keys do not work particularly when you're out in the wee hours of the night when most of the residents (and your community team) are sleeping πŸ›Œ

We'd also like to remind everyone, that there is an applicable $75 fee for every lost key. Note that we are only able to buy these FOBs in bulk so please please try not to lose them πŸ™πŸ»




  • Back-To-School Promo πŸ’°

Great news, CH Fam! Our Back-To-School-Promo is STILL ONGOING! This means that you still have a chance to earn some extra πŸ’Έ with very little effort 😏 To refresh your memories, here's the updated criteria for new referrals:

  • Your referral has to be a first time Chelsea House Member.
  • Your referral has to go through the usual Chelsea House application process and be accepted as a Member for a period of at least one semester (6-month contract).

Reward for each successful referral:

  • $500 prepaid visa card - 1 year signed lease
  • $250 prepaid visa card - 1 semester signed lease

 Appealing offer, is it not? Quick! Send us your referrals now before the offer ends πŸ€‘ !!!



We want to inform our CFam Peloton lovers that we are already in the process of ordering a replacement for the power cable 😌 We will keep you guys posted once it's up and running again! 😁 

Are you enjoying your Chelsea House Experience so far? It would mean the world to us if you could take a few minutes to share with us your thoughts (check out the link below).

Tell us about your Chelsea House experience!


Alright, that's it for now! 
Stay Classy,
The Chelsea House Community Team
Missed last week's Newsletter? We got you! πŸ˜‰ Click here. 
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