Moving in: what to do when your roommate drives you up the wall

When the end of the summer rolls around, many Canadian undergraduate students begin the process of packing their bags and getting ready to live on their own for the first time. However, while some students may bond instantly with their new roommate, some may find themselves sleeping beside their worst enemy. Attending university or college can be regarded as a rite of passage for many young adults. Because of this, students often do a great deal of research before deciding which university program to pursue and where to study it. Part of that research involves deciding where to live while in school. Students studying away from home are likely living in shared residence rooms or in homes with other students. For […]

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Condo developers target Carleton students for off-campus housing

A condo opening in Little Italy will offer additional off-campus housing space for students next year. The 28-storey building, designed by Ashcroft Homes, is expected to open near the Carling O-Train station in time for the 2016 school year. Ashcroft also plans to open a 25-storey building in the same area in 2018. Manny DiFilippo, chief financial officer of Ashcroft Homes, said both buildings will be operating under the “Envie” brand. “The Envie brand is the focus of building student condos that are specifically designed for student living,” he said. DiFilippo said the reason for constructing the condos is to address a lack of housing options closer to campus for students. “Students have a tolerance of how much they are […]

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