“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
The Envie Difference
Envie raises the bar in student accommodations.
The Envie Brand is a lifestyle-focused rethink of purpose-built student condos. Envie is designed for you and the way you want to live.
Complete student community
The Envie campus will be home to a second building, Capital Hall, in August 2018 that will be managed by Envie. This community will create a social and safe environment for students, in the best location Ottawa has to offer.
First of its kind
Envie raises the bar in student accommodations. It’s not just a place to live; we’ve built a community. Envie is the tallest student building in Canada – this means breathtaking views and lots of space.
Living in luxury
Envie is designed like a trendy urban condo with modern, stylish and comfortable furniture and amazing common areas. We also like to make life easier with housekeeping services and onsite retail marketplaces.
The Envie Team
Our team has one common goal: support and guide our students through their Envie journey and help them enjoy their student years to the fullest.
Sales and Business Development Manager
Resident Services Manager
The Ashcroft Difference
ASHCROFT HOMES is recognized as one of Ottawa’s most innovative and accomplished builders. Since 1992, the company has built thousands of homes in and around the city; from master planned communities including Central Park at the Experimental Farm, to infill townhome neighbourhoods like Manhattan Square at Bell’s Corners, to cosmopolitan condominiums in desirable urban settings like Byward Market, The Glebe or Westboro. Every Ashcroft home is built to the highest standards of quality, distinguished by architectural intelligence and designed with style and flair.
It starts with the idea of community. We are passionate in creating a safe and modern environment for students, using the highest caliber of materials and offering exceptional on site amenities.
There is a profound difference between building a student residence and building a community. We believe providing a place to call home and an engaging lifestyle help to build the world of tomorrow.
Ashcroft Homes began at the hands of David Choo, an engineer by trade and an innovator at heart. Since being founded in 1992, Ashcroft Homes has grown, now including the subsidiary brands of Alavida Lifestyles senior residences and the newly built Envie student residence.
It’s about a lifestyle…
DAVID CHOO is the visionary entrepreneur behind the 23- year success of Ottawa’s Ashcroft Homes, a trusted developer of communities for every stage of life. As an alumni of Carleton University, David understands what students need. He delivers a complete living experience, from Envie student living; to family communities such as Ottawa’s top neighbourhood Central Park; to Alavida Lifestyles, full- spectrum retirement communities.