Application Process and Eligibility
Please note that John Orr Tower is a high rise apartment building with balconies and as such is not very well suited to accommodating children.
Applications for John Orr Tower are available year round subject to apartment availability. Most leases have annual start dates of September 1. There may be a limited number of leases with January 1 or May 1 starts. Leases are typically for 12 months. Furnished units may be available for shorter lease terms (subject to availability).
Only applications received from registered Queen's students, faculty and/or staff will be processed. Priority for apartments is given to Queen's students; units for other noted groups are very limited and subject to availability. Please be sure to include your Queen's student/staff number and a current email address (preferably your @queensu.ca account) on your application. We will send you an email to let you know that your application has been received. Successful applicants will be notified by email of rental offers as they are available; please be sure to check your email regularly as there is a limited timeframe in which to respond. If you have email filtering activated, please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe list.
Per sections 5.55 and 5.56 of the City of Kingston By-Law No. 2005-100 (Property Standards), the following calculations are used to determine the maximum number of occupants allowable in these units:
Adults (18 & over) – 15 square metres (162 sq. feet)
Children (1-17) – 7.5 square metres (81 sq. feet)
4 square metres (43 sq. feet) per person is required for bedrooms
Accordingly, the maximum number of occupants per unit in John Orr Tower is 2 adults, 1 child.