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MTL IS ON FIRE (Not Literally) - CH Newsletter #28 June 24, 2022

As part of joining our private residential community, our members receive weekly updates about the community, upcoming events, developments in the student residence and any other relevant news. We've decided to post these updates on our website in order to let our visitors looking for student housing get an inside view of the Chelsea House student life!

Hello CH members,
We hope you took advantage of Grand Prix weekend!!๐ŸŽ‰ We're also half way through the summer and getting ready for our new cohort of Chelsea House members who will be arriving in just over a month ๐Ÿคฏ
In case you didn't know, today is Saint-Jean-Baptiste a.k.a La Fรชte Nationale! โœจ It's a French-Canadian holiday ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ(Quebec is the only province that has a day off on this day). It's celebrated in Montreal (for the 188th time!) with everything from neighbourhood parties to a night parade to a giant free music show ๐ŸŽ†. More info INFO if you're down for some last-minute plans ๐Ÿ’ƒ
  • As you all may already knowโ€”since ALL of downtown Montreal was on party mode ๐Ÿ’ƒ the ENTIRE weekendโ€”Grand Prix was last weekend๐ŸŽ For the newbies who have no idea what was going on, here's a little background info: Montreal is home ๐Ÿก to the Formula 1โ„ข Canadian Grand Prix, which is the biggest sporting event in all of Canada!! The car races last 3 days (from Friday to Sunday) and they're filled with glamour, charm, and world-class events & parties ๐Ÿ’ƒ (kind of like a real life Cars movie๐Ÿ˜ฑ).


  • Now here's something for the art lovers: if you want to fill up your free time during the long summer days, we recommend the Frida Kahlo exhibition ๐Ÿ–Œ with VR and massive projections. It's held at Arsenal Contemporary Art, which is just a 20-min walk from Chelsea House (enough time to soak in the sun โ˜€๏ธ). Students pay a total of $33 ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿคฉ It finishes July 24 so make sure you go and see it before it ends!

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  • Dinner and drinks on a boat...yes please!๐Ÿฅ‚ You can live your true fairy-tale date dream ๐Ÿ’ญ on the Canal Lounge on the Lachine Canal (next to Atwater Market) โœจ ๐ŸŒŒUnder the starry Montreal sky ๐Ÿคฉ you'll be able to feast on a boat with a (boat-proof) cocktail in one hand & yummy plate of food in front of you, for more insight click here.

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  • For our CH health gurus looking for ways to get fresh(-ER) local foods๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿด...check out these 13 farmers' markets around Montreal! Our early birds ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒž have the chance to get first dibs on a fresh fruits ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡& products that come in every morning! With this weather, you know the products are going to be GOOD ๐Ÿคค

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If you ever question the dedication of the Community Team, here's Steph on the roof of Chelsea House fixing some AC issues HERSELF ๐Ÿ’ช Now this is what we call Woman Empowerment ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ


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We wanted to give a lil' shout out to our housekeeping team ๐Ÿงผ for being so amazing! We got them some food from Omnivore as a thank you ๐Ÿฅฐ for all of their hard work keeping everything nice and clean for you โœจ

  • FYI Omnivore is a CH team member favourite (thanks Steph ๐Ÿ˜˜). Located 2-min away from Chelsea House, Omnivore sells Middle Eastern style (that's when you KNOW the food is going to be GOOD) sandwiches ๐Ÿฅช, salads ๐Ÿฅ—, and desserts ๐Ÿจ (ex. Baklava ๐Ÿคค). They're also vegetarian/vegan friendly๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฌ Feel free to ask the staff for any recommendations as they're super helpful ๐Ÿฝโ˜€๏ธ (Steph's fave sandwich is the Djaj). Before you know it, you will be a regular (like Steph) there since it's also budget friendly๐Ÿ’ธ! We added a pic of our order to give you some inspo โœจ


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Say hello to Alessandro from France (born in Marseille) AND Italy (lived in Milan) โ€” so European๐Ÿคฉ, studying Engineering๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธat Concordia University ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿค“
Fun fact: he recently picked up DJing as a hobby๐Ÿฅณ and he's LOVING it! You know who to ask to make the next Chelsea House party playlist!! He also enjoys spending his days at the golf course ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Future Tiger Woods, is that you?๐Ÿ‘€
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Word tells us that he's a (part-time) chef ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ (of his apartment) and could be down to cook you some yummy Italian food ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•(just bring some wine๐Ÿทor dessert)!
Added comment from Kathleen of the Community Team: Alessandro was also a trooper at our first skating event. First time on ice and didn't fall once!!! He had a little help of course, but he passed his Canadian initiation with flying colours ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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  • Waiter @ Madison's New York Bar & Grill | For our foodies looking to get some experience in the food world, this is a perfect opportunity to try something new ๐Ÿ˜‹ No need to worry about not having days off, as they're closed Sunday and Monday so you can be sure that you will have some downtime!๐Ÿ˜ด
  • Barista @ Maman MTL | Now here's what they're looking for: Someone with experience making coffee & latte art (CH artists wya ๐Ÿ‘€) and having an interest in pastry and cooking (for our CH bakers ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฅ) is a major plus. Must be a personable and team player with a desire to learn and grow within our expanding company.
  • Waiter @ Lov | Chelsea House extroverts, who love Vegan food ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ(maybe get leftovers๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜—), this might be THE place for you! If you love helping others, you can put a BIG smile on your customers' faces ๐Ÿ˜ and make their day better ๐ŸŒž by serving them yummy food!๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
We wanted to give our new members a lil how-to on our Chelsea house App. What will I use the app for?
  • Service requests - Here you will be able to send us details onhi infong that is broken in your apartment and we will be sure to fix it for you.

  • Message Board โ€“ This is mostly for YOU (the member): important info is communicated on this page: giving you any house updates and any info on upcoming events.

  • Your Chelsea House Key - Your digital key will be found here and it gives you access to the entrance, backdoor, lounge and entrance from the lounge/gym door.

  • Suggestion Cards - From YOU to US. Chelsea House is a new student residence and we care about our Chelsea house members, we want this page to be used so you can ask us any questions or give us any advice on how we can better accommodate you in your new home ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Copy of Lease - You will have the chance to access your Lease whenever you want. If you have any questions about this you can use the Suggestion Cards page.
  • Deliveries (Expedibox) - You will receive notifications on your deliveries and be ready to pick your deliveries at our Expediboxes in Chelsea House.

  • Always Evolving โ€“ stay tuned for updates (like rent payment).

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Stay classy and keep enjoying your summer,

CH Community Team


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