“Envie is synonymous with luxurious, all-inclusive student living, however, the attractive price suggests otherwise. At Envie some of the features that stand out to me are: the ease of finances - everything is included in one monthly price; it is fixed and includes all of the typical utilities as well as some additional services and you know it is going to be the same every month. Additionally, the facilities within the building are another perk of living at Envie; the gym, games room, coffee shop, convenience store, etc. are all within the living space, making it very convenient. The interactions I’ve had between several of the company members has been nothing less than stellar and I would have no hesitation in endorsing Envie to any of my friends as I am thrilled to be living there next year.”
Eric Della Ventura
Carleton University: Mechanical Engineering
"I choose Envie as my new home due to the sense of community they are creating. One thing that caught my eye and was a deal breaker for me when choosing Envie was the security the provide. Having a safe place to live and go home to is a key factor in choosing a place to live. I also like how close it is to my university and the city center with easy access to transportation to different places. I am most looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends who share the same lifestyle as me. I definitely would recommend Envie to my friends so they could also be a part of such an amazing Envie community."
Carleton University: Criminology and Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Arts Honours Program
"I am really exited to be living at Envie next year! I am happy that their is a gym on site so I don't have to go to Carleton to workout and if I did its only about 5 minute commute on the o-train. I love how all I have to bring is my clothing and bathing supplies because Envie includes everything even dishes, which will make my move in and out extremely easy. I already have a few friends living at Envie next year but I would recommend it to the rest of my friends at Carleton because its a great deal for students and it being so close to Carleton make it that much better."
Carleton University: Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Moving to a new country means you may need assistance setting up a bank account and understanding currency. That’s why our Envie team is ready to assist you through the process.
Need groceries or a good meal? Our Envie team can arrange to bring students for grocery trips and recommend restaurants or quick food pick-up. Even better, you can purchase food from the marketplace in the building!
With 24-hour surveillance and management monitoring the building and perimeter, night security on rounds between 11:00pm and 7:00am, secure building and suite access, and a resident walk-safe program, safety is of high importance at Envie.
When English is not your native language, it can be difficult to understand certain concepts or to communicate accurately, that is why we have Community Advisors who will assist you with your questions and provide you with language resources.
We are conveniently located steps from the O-train and bus stop… and with a walk score of 84 and bike score of 79, you’ll be able to quickly get where you’re going. Or if you prefer, our concierge service can also order you Uber or a taxi.
With excellent WiFi throughout the building and suites, you can use email, social media or Skype to chat with your friends and family back home any time!
Our welcome package includes a list of nearby hospitals, walk-in clinics and local family doctors as well as a process of what to do in an emergency.
We want you to fully experience all that Ottawa has to offer. Our Envie team will keep you up-to-date with the latest events, festivals and attractions happening in the city, plan Envie events in the neighbourhoods and schedule city tours to visit places like Parliament Hill, the Museum of Nature, and Rideau Centre.
Our roommate matching system ensures you are placed with a well-matched roommate(s) based on your criteria and similar interests. Don’t want roommates? No problem, we have single suites available too.
With our state-of-the-art fitness centre and exercise activities, you will keep your mind and body healthy with no additional fees!
Making friends in your new city has never been easier, our Lifestyle Manager regularly develops fun, social activities that are designed to connect you with other Envie students and the community you live in. Our social spaces and roommate matching services also provide international students with the opportunity to build friendships and learn about Canadian culture.