housing

The legalities of student living

Dealing with housing is an almost unavoidable part of the Queen’s experience.Continue...

Lower vacancy rates, longer commutes ahead for students

Queen’s students may move further away from campus the next time they go hunting for a rental property.Continue...

The do's and don'ts of signing a lease

With February behind us and the end of the semester in sight, there are many items on the docket for Queen’s students – one of which is looking for houses and signing leases.Continue...

University District draft report released

In the wake of the AMS’ inaugural University District Summit in February, a first draft report detailing the findings, identified problems and proposed solutions was released on March 31.Continue...

University District Summit highlights future development challenges

In a new initiative by AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner (MAC) Francis Campbell, this Saturday’s University District Summit brought together students, permanent residents, University staff and landlords to discuss the most pressing development and integration issues in Kingston.Continue...

Student drinking culture sparks counter initiative by former professor

“I live in the combat zone,” Geoffrey Smith, Queen’s professor emeritus, noted on Wednesday morning while walking around his block at Barrie and William Streets.Continue...

Dorm room decorating

When I moved away for university, one of the things I was most excited about was getting to decorate my new dorm room and I chose a bohemian theme involving lots of colours, patterns and elephants for my small single room — a design decision I came to regret fairly quickly as my taste changed.Continue...

Tenants: know your rights or risk them

When I decided to come to Queen’s, people were quick to tell me how difficult the transition would be.Continue...

Incomplete 663 Princess apartments leave tenants stranded

Unfinished units at Patry Inc.’s 663 Princess St. apartment building have forced some tenants to scramble to find alternate accommodations — often hotel rooms — for an indeterminate amount of time.Continue...

Moving out of the “monster house”

Mould, flooding, poor insulation and inadequate locks were the norm for student housing in 2010 — often in converted “monster houses”.Continue...

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