School starting again means there are all kinds of stationery supply costs and outrageously expensive textbooks to wake you up from the irresponsibility of summer. But nothing drains a student’s resources quite as effectively as rent.
Where you live makes a huge difference in how you experience a city, and a little help with living costs certainly makes things a lot more comfortable.
This summer, one lucky Montreal student will have the opportunity to live completely rent-free for a whole year with an unmissable contest from EVO, the stylish residences focused on the needs of students.
The competition runs from now until September 5,and is also an opportunity for the students of Montreal to show off some of their school pride early. The #ShowYourColors campaign is pitting the city’s universities against each other to decide once and for all who is Montreal's top dog.
To make your voice heard and to join in, watch out for the EVO Street Team who will be handing out stickers on campus at various universities all across the city, including Université de Montréal, UQAM, McGill, HEC Montréal, École Polytechnique de Montréal and Concordia.
Stay alert when strolling on your campus for your chance to spot them, or sign up directly at EVO Old Montreal to enter the contest.
Then it's as easy as adding your sticker to the huge installation in front of EVO Old Montreal to see which university rules with the most team pride. The winning colour will be left on display ALL semester long, so make sure you and your friends turn up and represent!
If the idea of swanning about in a gorgeous rent-free apartment sounds good to you, then you gotta check out EVO’s #ShowYourColors contest and rock some serious school spirit by adding your colours for all to see!
Mayor Valérie Plante and her party, Projet Montréal, committed Tuesday to "stimulate the construction" of 2,000 new affordable student housing units in Montreal "as early as 2022" — after the November 2021 municipal election.
"Montreal is one of the top 10 university cities in the world. If it wants to stay that way, we have to protect the affordability of housing," Plante said in a statement.
"The attractiveness of the city, our ability to attract talent and therefore our economic development depend on it."
The administration plans to use what's called its "first right of refusal" — essentially first dibs on a property — to "acquire land dedicated to affordable housing in areas near major post-secondary institutions."
It also plans to support non-profit initiatives and push for student housing in large projects like the conversion of the old Royal Victoria hospital.
Projet Montréal plans to acquire land for the student housing between 2022 and 2025.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!