Academic Assets

Non-profit group develops student housing site

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Unité de travail pour l’implantation de logement étudiant (UTILE), a non-profit organization focused on student housing in Quebec, has launched a new trilingual website for students seeking housing information in Montréal.

The site,, was developed after survey results from over 11,000 students revealed a need to improve the City’s ability to offer proper living conditions to students. Information is available in French, English and Mandarin.

“The unanimous feedback we are getting from universities, student groups and community organizations is that this is the tool that Montréal was missing as a student metropolis,” says Laurent Levesque, Coordinator at UTILE. “Our city now has a unified information point to help the 300,000 people that study here to find a decent apartment.”

The web-based platform was developed through a collaboration between UTILE and the Concordia Student Union Off-Campus Housing and Job Bank (HOJO) and funded by the Forum jeunesse de l’île de Montréal and Montréal’s Ville-Marie borough. It includes information on new apartments, Montréal neighbourhoods, and common housing problem solutions.

The site was launched at the Concordia University Housing Fair on Feb. 17.

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