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We make the difference

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.

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.

Our quality

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.

Our philosophy

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.

Our history

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.

Our Founder

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.

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A big shout-out to all the nurses and healthcare A  big shout-out to all the nurses and healthcare heroes for their fantastic efforts during COVID-19. Happy international nurses day to all the amazing nurses around the world, particularly in our own backyard – Ottawa. 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ #nurses #internationalnursesday #healthcareheroes #thankyou
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Meet Marina, our Head Receptionist! Marina was bor Meet Marina, our Head Receptionist! Marina was born in the Phillipines and is a retired Registered Nurse. Marina loves to travel, cook & sing and will be the first smile you see when arriving at Envie! #receptionqueen 👑#ottawalifestyle #ottawaapartments #allinclusive #enviesuites
Keep calm while social distancing and create somet Keep calm while social distancing and create something amazing! We didn’t want our painting supplies to go to waste with the cancellation of our painting event; so come by reception tomorrow to pick-up your own paint pack for free 🎨 #LifeAtEnvie ⁣
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Take a 3D tour of our suites while social-distanci Take a 3D tour of our suites while social-distancing 💻 With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re encouraging self quarantines and practicing safe measures. Tap the link in our bio for a tour! #LifeAtEnvie #ottawa #ottawaapartments #studentlife #envie

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