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...

Queen’s ends fiscal year with $3.3 million deficit

The first Board of Trustees meeting of the academic year took place on Sept. 30 at Richardson Hall—the first to take place in-person at since March 2020.Continue...

Making your student house a home

The anticipated, but dreaded, day has arrived. You’re waking up at the crack of crazy to avoid Toronto traffic, your parents are having an existential crisis in the car, and you’re “helping” them lift heavy furniture up the stairs by carrying one blanket while your dad carries an entire couch.Continue...

Student guide to off-campus housing

Stressed about finding somewhere to live next year? The Journal sat down with Adam King, the University's Off-Campus Living Advisor to answer students' most pressing questions. For more...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...

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