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EC Vancouver: Superior APT Co-Living.

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Communal Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Games Room
  • Multimedia room and lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students need to bring their own towels
  • Coin operated laundry facilities available
  • All apartments are accessed by lift
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Art Room
  • Private TV room that can be booked
  • BBQ
  • Garden
  • Mini Golf
  • Bike Racks
  • There is either TV with cable channels in your room or access to Netflix
  • There is Wi-Fi in the common areas, please use network called APT LIVING. You will not need to enter a password so please just follow the directions. You can connect as many devices as you like. Some floors can also use the following Wi-Fi account: • Network account: ECstudentswifi • Password: APTECenglish570
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Description of accommodation

This modern accommodation option offers you a sense of community and a great opportunity to meet new people and share experiences. With the many shared amenities such as a BBQ, a games room and Mini Golf, you have the unique chance to make friends in a fun and sociable way, as well as master your cooking and mini golf skills. After a cool Canadian winter day, you can warm up in the sauna or relax in the communal lounge and watch TV with friends.

In your ensuite unit you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area from your private balcony. Each unit is equipped with a mini kitchenette complete with fridge, stove top, microwave and sink, as well as the necessary kitchen utensils. In addition, you have a desk and chair for study and cable TV to catch up on all the local news and TV shows in Canada. Your unit has a comfortable futon, with linens provided, that can fold up into a cosy couch, in addition to a full sized bathroom and plenty of storage.

Description of local area

The west side neighbourhoods of Shaughnessy & Fairview have been a center of Vancouver culture since the city was built. With the shops of Granville Street steps away and the nightlife of downtown just across the bridge, you live in a true urban village.

The area around the APT Living residence has a quiet, suburban feel yet just a 10-minute walk will take you to the many bustling shops, cafes and restaurants of the neighbourhood. Broadway street is just a 5-minute walk from the residence and this is where you will find the transportation links that will take you to Downtown Vancouver in 15 minutes, and Beautiful British Columbia’s mountains and trails in 40 minutes.




1125 W 12th Ave, 
BC V6H 3Z3

Phone Number

+ 1 (604) 736 5511

Emergency Number

+1 (604) 773 0488 604.773.0488

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday
    Check in: 15:00-21:00

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: 10:00
    On your last day, please leave the room in the same condition as you found it and leave the keys and laundry card on the desk, you do not need to lock your room. Check outs must be done before 10:00 am, please note that if you leave your room after 10:00 am there will be a $30 late check out fee for each 30 minute you are late. 

  • To provide you with more detailed information about Apt Living Amenities, getting to know the area and to meet more EC Students living in the residence, we have planned a meeting this coming Monday at school after your first day orientation. We will be waiting for you in the Accommodation Department located on the second floor of EC Vancouver.  We will explain what the residence can offer you and explain how to use the amenities, including the laundry machine (you will need your laundry card attached to your keys in order to use the laundry); and will show you the fastest way to get to school. Please note that attendance is mandatory as you will have to sign the house rules, know the possible fees after check-out and meet the accommodation team.


  • If you have any problems during your check in or check out, or in case of emergency please contact EC Emergency line at 604.773.0488 or dial buzzer number #5555 from the main entrance of the residence. Please do not go to the Front Desk located on the main floor as they do not work for EC. 

Journey to school

  • Walk- 50 minutes
  • Bus-  Approx. 25 minutes
  • The most convenient and quickest way to get to school is to turn right as you leave the residence and walk for 5 minutes to Granville street
  • Taking another right on Granville will bring you to Broadway street in 3 blocks
  • You will be able to get the 14 bus from here that will drive straight on Granville street The stop for school is Granville and Dunsmuir and the school is located a block from here on Dunsmuir and Seymour


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fee

Cancellation after arrival

  • Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs.
  • If the 4week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.
  • Please note: Certain accommodation options may be subject to special cancellation charges. Should these differ from above, students will be notified at the time of cancellation.

Airport Pickup

  • If you booked an airport transfer, someone will meet you at the airport and bring you to your residence.
  • If you are at International arrivals, you will meet an EC Transfer Representative after you walk through 2 sets of automatic doors. They will be wearing a yellow t-shirt and holding a yellow sign with the EC logo on it and standing across from the wooden statues.
  • If you are at Domestic Arrivals, collect your bag from the baggage carousel and wait in that area. You will see an EC Transfer Representative wearing a yellow t-shirt and holding a yellow sign with the EC logo on it.


Other ways to get to your residence

If you did not request an airport transfer, there are 2 very convenient ways of getting to your residence


  • You can take a taxi from outside the airport
  • You will need to line up for just a few moments and there will be someone there to guide you to a taxi
  • The fare will be around $30

Public Transport:

  • You can also take the Canada Line Skytrain from the airport to Broadway City Hall
  • When you exit the Skytrain station, cross the road to the bus stop outside London Drugs. You can get the '99 b-line' bus to Granville street
  • On Granville street, walk south until 12th Avenue and then east until Alder Street. You will see the residence with coloured balconies on your left. This walk will take around 7-10 minutes
  • The fare will be $9

Arrival Procedures

Apt is a self check in residence, the instructions below will guide you through the self check-in process. Please note that nobody will be at APT at yourarrivaltime, we highly recommend to print a copy of these instructions and bring itwith you during the check-in process:
1.You can only check into your room at 3:00 pm or later, please do not try to get in earlier as there may be another student in your suite or your room may not be ready. 
2.When you arrive at the Residence (after 3:00 pm), you will have to dial buzzer number #5555 inorder for us to open the main door and to verify your room number. You must give your fullname and surname tobe let inside the Residence. Please note that we only have 30seconds to talk to you over the buzzer, if you forgot to ask anything, please dial #5555 againandwe will be able to help.
3.Once inside the lobby, please go to the right side and take the elevator to your floor.
4.Once in your floor, you will find the room number on the doors of the suites, please walk alongthe corridor until you find your room.
5.Once there, please open the door, it will be unlocked. You will find an orange key cord with your keys and the laundry card on the desk, please take them as they will be your own keys.



  • Strictly 19+ years old.
  • A deposit of $300 (credit card required, we cannot accept debit cards) will be requested upon arrival. This sum will be refunded 3-6 business days after checkout if no damages have occurred. If a student does not have their own credit card, a Credit Card Authorisation Form can be completed by the student's parent or guardian.
  • EC reserves the right to charge an extra fee up to $300 upon check-out if there is any damage and/or if house rules have not been respected.
  • Minimum 2 week stay.
  • The week of arrival, students are provided with their room number and detailed instructions of how to check in.
  • Cleaning is provided for $32 a week. Students need to book this service during the first week of their stay.
  • Otherwise, students can opt to clean their room themselves by purchasing their own cleaning supplies. A broom and dustpan will be available.
  • Check ins are at 3:00 pm. No early check-ins permitted.