History of the Project
For too long, the CSU and HOJO have watched Concordia students struggle to find safe, adequate, and affordable housing, while helping them fight their landlords over issues as simple as basic maintenance or rent increases. We wanted a place where we could be free of these problems and the anxiety they produce. That desire led to the Woodnote project, created in collaboration with UTILE (Unité de travail pour l’implantation de logement étudiant). It is the first-ever student housing cooperative in Montreal, and its collaboration between the student and social economy movements (CSU and UTILE) makes it unique in Canada.
Thanks to our development partnership, every step of the project has been completed in collaboration with a provisional committee made up of students from every faculty at Concordia.
The Woodnote Cooperative began construction in the summer of 2019 and will be welcoming its first residents in the summer of 2020.