A student project

For so long, CSU and HOJO have seen our fellow students struggle to find comfortable and safe homes at an affordable price or have to battle with their landlords over simple repairs or rental increases. We wanted a place where Concordians can live free from stress about their own homes. This is why we are building the Woodnote.


The building is developed by UTILE, a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to study, develop and promote affordable and cooperative student housing in Québec. Thanks to this development partnership, the project was designed step-by-step with the input of the Provisional committee, composed of students from all of Concordia’s schools and faculties.


As a student, it can be difficult to have a quality relationship with a private landlord - especially with one that specializes in housing students. This is why the day-to-day operations of the building, including rent collection and repairs, will be handled by SHAPEM, our other non-profit partner. SHAPEM already manages hundreds of affordable housing units and is renowned for its flexibility as well as its rigor.