Services to Students

Housing Services

Overview

John Abbott College offers the finest in on-campus accommodation in Stewart apartments. The building provides housing to 191 full-time students in fully furnished apartment-style living. The building is connected to the rest of the College allowing easy access to classrooms, the library, as well as the Casgrain Sports Centre.

On Campus

On-campus housing is available to 191 full-time students in the newly renovated Stewart Apartments. Most apartments contain two bedrooms and are served by a full bathroom, kitchenette and living room/dining area. The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, stove top and comfortable living room and bedroom furnishings. Stewart Apartments offer on-campus housing to both male and female students.

Selection of candidates to the apartments is based on distance from and accessibility to the College. Deadline for application is May 1. Application forms will be made available as of March 1 for the following fall semester. Stewart Apartments operate on a nine-month lease arrangement, usually commencing the week preceding the first day of classes of the fall semester and ending on the last day of exams of the winter semester. Students interested in half-year leases should contact the Housing department directly at 514-457-6610 extension 5234.

 

Apartments and Rent

Apartments and Rent

There are four main types of apartments, the great majority of which are shared by four people and consist of two bedrooms, one living room/dining area, a kitchenette and a full bathroom. First-year students will most likely be assigned a regular two-bedroom apartment.

Please take note that your monthly rent includes: heating, electricity, hot water, security, taxes, telephone, cable television and internet service. Prices vary for the different types of apartments depending on the size and/or number of occupants. Leases are for a nine month period running from August to May. If you are graduating in December, you may apply for a four and a half month lease.

Renovated Apartments – 2021-2022

  • regular two bedrooms apartment $475 / person per month
  • larger two bedrooms apartment $496 / person per month
  • deluxe two bedrooms apartment $522 / person per month
  • single room in a two bedrooms apartment $522 / person per month
FAQ

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
The deadline to submit an online application for Stewart Apartments is MAY 1 for the Fall semester. Priority for acceptance is given to Québec residents and the general criteria for acceptance will be based on distance furthest from, and accessibility to, the College. Please note that half-year leases are not available for the Fall semester.  Inquiries concerning Winter semester applications should be directed to the Housing Office.

The first series of acceptances tends to consist of students from the Gaspé, Abitibi, Québec City, Maniwaki and Sherbrooke regions. If there are still places left, students from Hull, Aylmer, the Eastern Townships, Joliette and Shawinigan are accepted. Towards the end of the process, we do accept students from closer around the island of Montréal, such as Chateauguay, the South Shore and Rigaud.

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO STEWART APARTMENTS?
Students accepted into Stewart Apartments will be notified by early June and sent an acceptance package in the mail. The lease will be included and must be signed by the student tenant and a parent, as cosigner of the lease agreement. The first month’s rent MUST be paid by mid-June to confirm the room assignment.

Students NOT accepted in the first series of acceptances will be placed on the residence waiting list (the order to be determined by the distance from the College) and given information about our off-campus housing list. If I am NOT accepted in the first series of acceptances, should I look for off-campus housing or just “hold tight” and hope that I am accepted in one of the later series? During the first month of school, we may have a vacancy because a student decides NOT to attend the College. At this time, we will call those students on the residence waiting list to see who is still interested and available to move in residence. A $20.00 administrative fee will apply for lease generation in cases where student accept housing but do not end up signing the lease before the arranged deadline.

Maintenance Issues
Any maintenance issues needing attention are to be reported to the Housing Office or to one of the RA’s. This may include neon lights that are burnt out, furniture that is broken or damaged, windows that do not open / close properly, appliances that have broken, etc.

Building Safety
For the safety of the residents, the Stewart Apartments residence is equipped with key card entry access systems; one located at the at the main entrance door and at the Stewart Hall entrance. Also, there is a 24/7 security presence and the residence is equipped with an intercom system located at the front door of the building. The front doors are locked to all visitors. Any visitors wishing to enter the building must dial the three digit code of the resident who they wish to visit. Residents must pick up the telephone, confirm the identity of the person and then dial “6” to admit their guest. No resident should permit entry to a person who they do not know, nor should they jam the door open to permit entry to all.

Online Application

All applications for Fall or Winter should be submitted between March 1 and May 1. After this, all applications received will be considered “late”.

If you hold an average grade of 85% or higher in your current institution, and give us permission to verify this with the John Abbott College Admissions department, please contact Maxime Sergi-Tremblay at jac.housing@johnabbott.qc.ca after making your application online.

A lease is a legally binding agreement. Once the lease is signed it cannot be cancelled.

The cost of the Residence application is $40.00 and this fee is non-refundable. This application is not to be used for anything related to admission to our College.

Apply here (Residence application)

Please call 514-457-6610 ext. 5234, if you cannot connect.

REZ Life

The apartments are administered by a Housing Services Manager and live-in Assistant Manager, who work with Resident Assistants to ensure the smooth operation of the apartments. Cultural, social and educational activities are planned for all the residents by the Housing staff with input from residents.

Services

INTERNET
A high speed Internet service is available in the residence and each bedroom has been wired with one Internet connection per bedroom. This means that only one computer at a time can be hooked up to this connection. It is recommended that you contact your roommate and determine who will bring a computer to hook up to the Internet, or agree to use a splitter or switch to divide the connection. It is important to note that you will NOT be able to use your telephone line to access an alternate Internet Server and so please make the necessary arrangements so that you can benefit from the Internet service being supplied by the College. You will need the following in order to hook up the College Internet Server:

10/100 Ethernet card installed in your computer.
Patch Cord for the Ethernet approximately 6 feet long- Cat.5E- also available at any computer supply store.
10/100 Ethernet switch to operate two computers using the one connection in each bedroom.

TELEPHONE SERVICE
The current telephone service will allow students to make free local telephone calls, receive outside calls and each student will have a personal voice mailbox in order to retrieve their messages. Each bedroom has been outfitted with a telephone and so there is no need for you to bring a telephone with you. The telephone in each bedroom will be shared between the two students in that bedroom but each student will have their own voice mail account on the telephone. You will be able to retrieve your voice messages from your telephone when the message indicator is flashing. All the telephones in the residence rooms will have an emergency button that will call Campus Security directly thus increasing security within the residence.

LAUNDRY ROOM
The laundry room in the Stewart Apartments has five washers and five dryers to service our residents. The laundry room is open 24 hours a day and features a smart card system on each laundry machine so that no actual cash is in the machines. Each student will be issued a laundry smart card upon request that they will use while in residence for the laundry machines. Each student will place money into a charging machine that will transfer this dollar amount onto the laundry smart card of the student. The student will then simply place the smart card into the laundry machines and it will deduct the cost of the service from the card. When the money on the card has been exhausted, the student will simply recharge their laundry smart card at the recharging station located in the laundry room.

GAMES ROOM
There is a games room located in the basement of the residence that is available to the residents of the Stewart Apartments. This room has a billiards table, a ping-pong table and includes all the necessary equipment for each of these games. Residents wishing to use this room simply have to sign out the key for the room at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.

GYMNASIUM NIGHT
Every Wednesday evening a specific time is reserved for the Resident Assistants to organize activities specifically for the residents of the Stewart Apartments. The number of activities offered, what activities are being organized and the specific time of each of these activities will vary depending on the availability of the gymnasiums but these details are available from the R.A. All residents are encouraged to participate in these free gymnasium activities. This activity is dependent on gymnasium availability, only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods.

POOL NIGHT
Every Monday evening all residents are invited to the pool located in the Therese Casgrain Centre. This activity is free for residents and supervised by a certified lifeguard and a Resident Assistant. This activity is dependent on the pool availability, only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods.

GROCERY SHUTTLE BUS
Every Tuesday evening during the academic year, a free grocery shuttle bus will pick-up students at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Stewart Apartments and transport them to the local Provigo grocery store. The bus will return the students to the residence about an hour later at the completion of their shopping. This service is only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods. Further information including the schedule for the grocery shuttle bus can be obtained at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty.

STUDY ROOMS
The Stewart Apartments has a total of six study rooms located throughout the residence and these rooms are available to residents 24 hours a day.

GUEST ROOM
There is one guest room located in the basement of the Stewart Apartments that is available to guests of our residents. The room has two double beds and can sleep a maximum of four people. There are no linens or pillows provided and so guests are recommended to bring a sleeping bag and their own pillow. The room is available for a maximum of three consecutive nights and can be reserved in advance at the Housing Services Office or with the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room and the resident is responsible for their guests throughout their visit.

LONG DISTANCE (optional)
Long Distance telephone calls can be made from your telephone using a calling card from any company. Please drop by the Housing Office should you have any questions regarding where to buy or how to use a calling card to make long distance calls from your residence telephone.

TELEVISION ROOM
There is a television room located in the basement of the Stewart Apartments equipped with a V.C.R. and Videotron Cable T.V. Service that can be used by residents for three hours at a time. Residents wishing to use this room can sign out the key at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.

STORAGE ROOMS
There are three separate storage areas in the basement of the Stewart Apartments that are available to the residents. One of these storage lockers is allocated to each regular and large apartment and used for storage of empty boxes, suitcases and bicycles. A combination lock is provided for each of these lockers and the combination given to the residents of the apartment. Returning residents can also store some of their belongings in these storage rooms during the summer months for a small fee.

BASEMENT KITCHEN
All kitchens in the student apartments have a four element stove top but not an oven. Residents wishing to use an oven can sign out the key for the basement kitchen where they will have use of the kitchen for a three hour period and have use of a full sized stove (including an oven), a full sized refrigerator and even a dishwasher. Residents wishing to use this room can sign out the key at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.

CABLE T.V. SERVICE
Videotron Cable Television service is available in each apartment and is included in the monthly rent. There is a cable television outlet located in each apartment living room that is active and working when the students move-in to the residence. Students must supply their own television and coaxial cable to connect to the cable television service.

Rules and Regulations

At John Abbott College, students living in Stewart Apartments are expected to adhere to the regulations detailed in the Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline Procedures as well as the Stewart Apartments – Rules, Regulations and Additional Clauses document.

Living with another person(s) is not always easy, but it’s an interesting life experience which allows you to learn more about yourself and others.

At all times, Students living in Stewart Apartments should conduct themselves in such a manner as to ensure the well-being and peaceable enjoyment of fellow tenants.  Remember, respecting others is essential to the survival of our community!

Stewart Apartments – Rules 2020-2021
Résidences Stewart – Règlements 2020-2021

What is provided

All apartments are comfortably furnished to allow students to study and relax in their new home. The bedrooms consist of two beds, two desks with lamps, and adequate drawer and cupboard space. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, stove top, sink, cupboards and microwave oven. The living room includes one or two lounge chairs, a small sofa and a dining room table with chairs. The bathroom has been set up to accommodate two people at a time with a separate sink and mirror outside the toilet and bath area.

The apartments are furnished as described above, however, bedding, cooking and eating utensils are not provided. Minor electrical appliances are not provided, and it is suggested that students sharing an apartment should contact one another to ensure that all necessary appliances are brought from home (i.e.: toaster, kettle, television, etc.).

* It is recommended that you contact your other roommates to determine who will bring which common items such as toaster ovens, irons etc.

Each apartment is equipped with the following items:

  • desk
  • blinds
  • twin bed and mattress
  • broom and dustpan
  • desk chair
  • wet mop & bucket
  • adequate dresser room
  • dining table
  • ample shelf space
  • dining chairs
  • wastebasket
  • four-burner stove top
  • lounge chairs
  • microwave oven
  • sofa -17 cu. ft. fridge
  • coffee table
  • overhead lighting
  • telephone
  • telephone & internet connection
  • Videotron Cable Television Connection

What to bring:

  • toaster oven
  • towels
  • kettle
  • blankets/pillow
  • cookware (see “micro cookware”)
  • alarm clock
  • eating & cooking utensils
  • laundry basket
  • plates, cups, mugs
  • laundry detergent
  • bedding
  • toiletries
  • stereo
  • Television (optional)
  • Computer with Ethernet Card (Optional)
  • Router
  • Iron
  • Dish cloths & dish towels
  • Cleaning supplies (household cleaners)

SUITABLE MICRO COOKWARE

  • Anchor Hocking Glass jars
  • Fire King Foil or foil lined paper bags, boxes, etc.
  • Glassbake Metal or partially metal pots
  • Pirex Thermometers, skewers, foil trays,
  • Corningware pottery, pyroceram

UNSUITABLE MICRO COOKWARE

  • Corning Centura
  • Fitz and Floyd Oven to Table Ware (or any Oven or Table Ware)
  • Melamine
  • Any dish with metallic trim, metallic decoration and/or metallic sheen

What not to bring:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Satellite Television Dish
  • Mini-Refrigerators (a large fridge is already provided)
  • Mattress
  • Futon
  • Candles
  • Incense

Off Campus

Any John Abbott College student can take advantage of the Off-Campus Housing Service. The service offers accommodations in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and surrounding areas along bus routes. Our experience shows that a wide range of accommodations such as, rooms in private homes, room and board in private homes, and apartments to rent and/or share along with corresponding rent charges are available. Some students may not find accommodations within walking distance from the College, but the campus is served by an excellent bus service (MUCTC) with links to the entire island of Montreal.

The list is prepared from the most recent to the oldest entry. The list is derived from a number of municipalities in the surrounding area including: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville, Baie D’Urfe, Beaconsfield, Ile-Perrot, Vaudreuil, Pincourt, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire, Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Dorval.

Please note:
The information provided on the online housing lists has been provided by private landlords not associated with John Abbott College.

The accommodations have not been inspected by John Abbott College and John Abbott College makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information posted or the suitability of the accommodation for student use.

John Abbott College assumes no responsibility in regard to any lease made with the landlord or any arrangements made by students sharing the accommodation.
Students are advised to meet with the owner and inspect the premises before signing a lease.

 

Type of Accomodation
Price Range
City
Gender
Smoking

 

 

For listings and further information, please email Maxime.Tremblay@johnabbott.qc.ca
or call 514-457-6610 x5234

Summer Conferences

John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec is located on Lake St. Louis in the West Island of Montreal. Combining the traditional with the modern, John Abbott provides an ideal setting for conferences, workshops, and conventions of all sizes and topics.

For more information, contact: Patrice Lemieux at 514-457-6610, local 5787

Complementary Services

Meeting Facilities

Meeting facilities which are located throughout the College include a board room, tiered lecture theatre, small meeting/planning rooms, classrooms, and lounges. For very large groups, the Thérèse Casgrain Centre gymnasia can be adapted to become a conference hall for presentations, plenary sessions, and annual meetings. The Agora, a large multi-purpose room with a 350 person capacity, is also available for a variety of occasions.

Food Services

Dining facilities are available in the adjoining Stewart Dining Hall. Our excellent food services provide a variety of meal arrangements, including buffets, banquets, and à la carte selections. Reception and bar services are available upon request.

Casgrain Sports Centre

The Thérèse Casgrain Centre is a fully equipped athletic complex which may be included as a part of your complete conference package. The facility features a 25 meter swimming pool, three large gymnasia, eight squash and racquetball courts, and a weight training and fitness area. Additional facilities include an artificial and grass athletic field, dance studio/judo room, locker rooms with showers and a dry sauna.

Staff and Contact Information

Thank you so much for your interest in the Stewart apartments of John Abbott College and for visiting the Housing Services web page. Should you require any further information or have suggestions about information that we could add to our web page, please contact us at the following coordinates.

John Abbott College
Stewart Apartments-Housing Services Department
21275 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc
H9X 3L9

Maxime Sergi-Tremblay
Administrative Support Agent of Housing Services
Tel#: (514) 457-6610 ext. 5718
E-mail: maxime.tremblay@johnabbott.qc.ca

Sean Smallwood
Assistant Manager
Tel#: (514) 457-6610 ext. 5001
E-mail: sean.smallwood@johnabbott.qc.ca

Roxanne Dupuis
Manager
Tel#: (514) 457-6610 ext. 5235
E-mail: roxanne.dupuis@johnabbott.qc.ca

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