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Lease and rental conditions

A lease can be for a period of 4 months, 8 months or 12 months, depending on the date when you start living in the residences.
Subsequently, the lease will be renewed or renewed with modifications (cost and term) on September 1st of each year for a period of one year.



After familiarizing yourself with the Rules for residences (PDF, in French) and the recommendation concerning insurance, upon your arrival, you must submit the duly completed and signed Consent form (PDF, in French), including the required emergency information.

Renewal of a lease

A Notice of renewal of the lease is sent to each tenant two months before the lease expires. If you wish to renew your lease, you must respond to this Notice within 30 days following reception, failing which you must vacate the premises when your lease expires.

Co-op work term outside of Montréal or session abroad

When you receive confirmation of a co-op work term outside of Montréal, you can cancel your lease with no penalty, and by leaving a mandatory deposit of $500 before you leave, you are guaranteed a place in the residences when you return. This amount will be applied against your first month’s rent upon your return.

You must sign a new lease within two weeks following your return. In the case of abandonment, the deposit confirming your place in the residences is not refundable. In the case of an extension of your co-op work term (with supporting documentation), the deposit will be carried over to the following session.

End of lease

The lease is terminated automatically and without penalty when a student completes their studies, when they are no longer registered at ÉTS or when they leave for a co-op work term. Otherwise, the rent must be paid as indicated in the lease, on the due date, without exception.

In all other cases, a request to terminate a lease before it expires must be submitted in writing and approved by the Management for residences. Please note that, even if the request is approved, a minimum penalty equivalent to 45 days of rent is applied.

Paying rent

Paying rent

The rent must be paid on the 1st day of each month.

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Rent Café platform: access through the resident portal
  • Debit card or cash: go to the administration office for your residence.


Each tenant is solely responsible for their personal effects, and may be held responsible for the personal effects of others and for damages and losses caused to the building if they are deemed guilty of negligence. Liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars is required.

Therefore, each person must take out fire and theft insurance (property and liability insurance). We suggest that you verify whether your parents’ insurance policy includes an amendment to this effect.

Your insurer will require certain information concerning the building in order to determine the premium you will have to pay and the amount of your coverage.

Fire protection

All residential buildings at ÉTS are equipped with sprinklers. All apartments are equipped with an electric smoke detector with area alarm to alert the tenant. All common areas (corridors, community rooms, etc.) are equipped with smoke detectors connected directly to a security station 24/7 (ÉTS Prevention and Safety Office – Call treatment centre).

Phase 1 Residence (301 and 311 rue Peel)

  • Year of construction: 1999
  • Number of apartments 66
  • Heating: Hot water
  • Exterior cover: Brick

Phase 2 Residence (1045 and 1055 rue Ottawa)

  • Year of construction: 2001
  • Number of apartments: 73
  • Heating: Hot water
  • Exterior cover: Brick

Phase 3 Residence (425 rue de la Montagne)

  • Year of construction: 2008
  • Number of apartments: 266
  • Heating: Hot water
  • Exterior cover: Brick

Phase 4 Residence (355 rue de la Montagne)

  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Number of apartments 286
  • Heating: Electricity
  • Exterior cover: Concrete
Policies and regulations

Policies and regulations

You should familiarize yourself with the following: