Skip to content

Starting the Year with new friends! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿฅณ- CH Newsletter #81

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,
Welcome back to the CH Show!!! ๐Ÿ“บ - This is the weekly update to keep you abreast of whatโ€™s good in Montreal, the city we love โค๏ธ, as well as updates from your beloved student residence community ๐Ÿก (and another benefit is this keeps parents back home jealous at all times & updated enough not to blow up your phones lolโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ ).
Hi CFAM!! New members are now coming in and soon your roommates will be arriving and the start of you fun year is on the way.

With that being said here are some tips in living in a Co-living Setup.

๐Ÿ  Communication and Respect: Dorm life involves sharing space with others. Effective communication and mutual respect are essential. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Establish clear boundaries and rules with your roommates, and address any issues that arise promptly and respectfully. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Regularly check in with each other to ensure everyone's needs are being met.

โฐ Time Management: Balancing academics, social life, and personal time can be challenging. Develop good time management skills to stay on top of your studies while still enjoying the social aspects of dorm life. ๐Ÿ“… Use tools like calendars, to-do lists, and time-blocking techniques to help you manage your responsibilities effectively.

๐ŸŽ‰ Community Engagement: Dorms often offer opportunities to engage with other residents through events, clubs, and activities. Participate in these to meet new people, build connections, and enrich your college experience. Engaging with your dorm community can lead to friendships, support networks, and memorable experiences.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Personal Space and Organization: Dorm rooms are typically smaller than typical living spaces, so effective organization is key. Invest in storage solutions like bins, shelves, and hooks to maximize your space. Keeping your personal area tidy will help you feel more comfortable and reduce stress.

๐Ÿ’š Self-Care and Well-Being: College life can be demanding, so prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Establish a regular sleep schedule, maintain a balanced diet, and find ways to manage stress, such as through exercise, hobbies, or mindfulness practices. Seek support from friends, family, or campus resources if you're feeling overwhelmed.

๐ŸŽ“ Remember, dorm life is a learning experience in itself. Embrace the challenges and opportunities it presents, and you'll likely come away with valuable skills and lifelong memories. ๐ŸŒŸ

giphydorm friends



 If you're new here (which many of you are - we've added 4 new members who are coming in Fall 2023 this week!! They'll be lurking in the newsletter from here on out ๐Ÿ˜) - the Insider's Report is where you benefit from the Community Team's local Montreal knowledge to guide you, dear CH student residence members, to what we hope is a true student housing experience. In all cases, forget the tourist traps, here's WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, for this week.

Montreal's Gardens of Light Will Bring Storybook Scenes Back To The Jardin Botanique

๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ‹ Experience the enchantment at Montreal's Jardin Botanique as it hosts the Gardens of Light festival from September 1 to October 31! โœจ๐Ÿฎ Wander through pathways aglow with lanterns, creating a truly magical atmosphere. This year's theme is all about butterflies, symbolizing change and beauty in the most mesmerizing way. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฆ‹

Step into the Japanese Garden ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต, where serene illuminations and soothing sounds pay homage to nature's fleeting moments. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽ‘ The First Nations Garden ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒ•, illuminated by the moonlight, gracefully displays life's eternal cycle alongside indigenous verses. ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ“œ Meanwhile, the Chinese Garden ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ captures the butterfly lovers' tale and resonates with evocative melodies. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŽถ

With timed tickets, you can explore not only the cultural gardens but also the entire botanical haven. ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ This festival serves as a bridge, connecting the vibrancy of summer with the introspection of winter. โ„๏ธโ˜€๏ธ The Gardens of Light festival masterfully captures the delicate dance of illuminated butterflies, leaving you awe-inspired and enchanted. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

T&T Montreal Is Hosting An Asian Night Market With Street Food & Live Performances

๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿœ Exciting News! ๐ŸŽ‰ T&T Supermarket, Canada's largest Asian supermarket chain, is teaming up with Marchรฉ de Nuit Asiatique for an amazing Asian night market in Montreal from August 17 to 20! ๐ŸŒ™โœจ

Get ready for a spectacular event as festive lanterns illuminate T&T's area, creating a vibrant atmosphere for over 100 delectable dishes from 30 vendors! ๐Ÿข๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿน

Indulge in a street food extravaganza with skewers, dumplings, and delightful bubble teas that will tantalize your taste buds! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฅค



Hello CFAM! In this section we will be showcasing the events that the Chelsea House family had for the last semester! ๐Ÿ’ฏEvents are held at Chelsea weekly and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to have the full Montreal Student Experience ๐Ÿค—Thank you for a great year CFAM and here's to more events this Semester! ๐Ÿฅ‚


  • Our annual Chelsea House Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner!

CHELSEA THANKSGIVING 1 CH Ice Skating Event  โ„๏ธ

As you may recall the start of the admissions season is upon us, which means that weโ€™re now interviewing all the prospective CH members to join our student house for the upcoming year. 



A lot of really interesting members joining like: 

Hugo from the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ who will be studying at HEC. His Hobbies are sports, traveling and cooking!! His family and friends describes him as approachable, outgoing  and organized.


 F30D8F5A-880E-405B-B489-E80D5E71BBDB - Hugo Edmonds
 More new members are joining our growing CFam and we can't wait to welcome all of them in a few months ๐Ÿซถ
  • Cashier @ Shoppers Drug Mart . Opening for the Cashier position located at 5038 Rue Sherbrooke Quest. Mostly providing quality customer services, greeting customers and scanning and entering product data. For further details please click HERE.
  • Pizza Cook @ Wientstein & Gavino's. Role responsibilities are preparing pizzas out of the menu, making fresh tomato paste, washing and chopping vegetables and preparing meats like chicken ham and beef. For further details please click HERE.
  • Sales Clerk @ Snaxies Inc. Opening for Sales Clerk position (this would be for day/evening shifts) Job role would be customer service, assisting customers, tracking store inventory and preparing store stocks.. For further details please click HERE.




Memberโ€™s conduct


Every CH member needs to complete their move-in inspection. This is our opportunity to document any damages or missing items in your apartment at the start of your lease. If you fail to complete your move-in inspection after receiving the follow up email from us, you are implicitly confirming that there are no damages and no missing items in your room and apartment. 
There is a $950 refundable security deposit due to cover any damages and/or missing items that might occur during your stay at Chelsea House. Any damages and/or missing items discovered at the time of move-out which are not recorded in your move-in inspection will be deducted from your security deposit. Damages in the common areas of your apartment will be shared equally between all roommates. 
Parents โ€“ please note that it is 100% normal that some breakage occurs during the stay of your favorite student. Our weekly housekeeping, the fact we only have amazing members really mitigates the risk of high damages, but mistakes do happen (like if your son didnโ€™t know you canโ€™t put metal in a microwave oven lol). As a reference point, there was an average breakage last year of 74$ per member. When factoring the cost of outfitting each apartment (aprox 15,000$) this is a fraction of the cost to have full access on great equipment, furniture and facilities. Our objective is simply to keep the House fully equipped and amazing for the next years :) 
 giphy inspection
Send us your vacation pics for $$$ ๐Ÿ’ต
We love seeing our Members going on their adventures. โœˆ๏ธ Send us your vacation pics so we can also share it with the rest of the CH Community! In return, you'll get some ๐Ÿ’ฐ for your next cup of iced coffee (or ๐Ÿน) from us! ๐Ÿ˜ We promise we'll try our best not to get jealous of the sight you're enjoying ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป  (FOMO is real lol)

Send those pictures to & let us know where the photos are taken. ๐Ÿ“

giphy money


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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Click here. 
Back to blog