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Roommate wanted in Montreal

Date Submitted: 26-Oct-2003
From: Phaedra Royle
Subject: Roommate wanted in Montreal
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Institution/Organization: McGill University

Notice: Short- or long-term roomate wanted in Pointe-St-Charles neighborhood, Montreal.
Lots of space (bedroom, living-room, bathroom, kitchen) and private entrance.
Able to live with family and young child (early morning noise, early evening calm...).
Non-smoker (or outdoor smoker) preferred.
20 mins. from down-town Montreal, Old-Montreal, Atwater Market. Close to bicycle path and Lachine Canal. Picture of buiding and space at www.bojser.com.
450$ Can. per month, all included except phone-internet-cable.