Student Housing

There's no place like res

Soaring first-year enrolment may be preventing Queen’s students from getting the residence experience they desire.Continue...

Safeguards in place for tenants

When a rental property isn’t up to standards, Kingston’s building officers want it fixed quickly.Continue...

Off-Campus housing is only getting more expensive

For students living in Kingston, the norm is to pay exorbitant prices for substandard housing. It’s become a rite of passage for Queen’s students to move out of first-year residence and scramble to find housemates and sign leases before the best houses are gone.Continue...

QBACC’s housing project detects 1,680 bylaw violations in student district

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has created a tool that students can use to advocate for improved living conditions. In less than two weeks, the initiative has detected more than 1,500 bylaw violations in the University District.Continue...

Student tenancy hanging in the balance during COVID-19

Eric* and his four housemates had a plan for their Kingston housing this summer.Continue...

The legalities of student living

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

“It started burning out of nowhere”: student recounts Alfred Street blaze

Omar El Zarif, CompSci ’22 and PhD candidate, was sitting in his living room on Sept. 17 when his roommate noticed flames on the fire escape staircase of his Alfred St. apartment.Continue...

Kingston housing dilemma no fault of students

The blame for Kingston’s housing crisis does not fall on the city’s student community.Continue...

Students in limbo after City denies occupancy permit

On Aug. 31, The City of Kingston denied an occupancy permit to a newly constructed Princess Street apartment building—a day before the tenants’ fall semester move-in.Continue...

Landlord sues 12 student properties, 11 go unrepresented

This year, landlord Phil Lam filed lawsuits against 12 different groups of students living in his properties in the University District. Of the 12 cases, only one group had legal representation.Continue...

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