The An Clachan Complex is a series of 19 apartment buildings containing of a total of 260 spacious one, two, and a limited number of AC 3 Bedroom apartments. The buildings (1-5, 6-12, 13-19) are physically joined into three complexes; each building has three floors (sorry no elevators). Each apartment is equipped with a stove and a refrigerator, but is otherwise unfurnished. The floors of the kitchen and bathroom are vinyl and ceramic tile, and the remainder of the floor areas are hardwood. Priority for occupancy is given to student families and couples. The two bedroom units are suitable for couples with children. The buildings surround a spacious courtyard and playground.
Leases are for a fixed term of 3:oo p.m. September 1st to 12:00 p.m. (NOON) August 31. Tenants MUST re-apply and be offered a new lease each year (information on the re-application process is provided to tenants in late February/early March annually).
Student families and couples are given priority* for space in An Clachan and John Orr Tower and single students are accommodated if space permits.
Students (including sub-tenants) who are not currently on a lease as a tenant in An Clachan or John Orr Tower may apply for a unit in in these properties beginning May 1 for September lease starts (e.g. apply starting May 1, 2012 for a lease that runs from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013). Student families and couples who apply by May 15 will be given priority for allocation. After this date, units will be allocated on a first come-first serve basis.
Only applications received from registered Queen’s students will be processed. Please be sure to include your Queen’s student number and a current email address 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 beginning in May; 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.
Walking distance to the main campus (30 min.) and a ten minute walk to west campus. The Kingston Shopping Centre, the YMCA and a park area are in the immediate neighbourhood.
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 (subject to change):
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 is as follows:
1 Bedroom: 1 A + 2 C; 2 A + 1 C.
2 Bedroom: 1 A + 3 C; 2 A + 3 C; 3 A + 1 C.
3 Bedroom: 1 A + 5 C; 2 A + 4 C; 3 A + 2 C; 4 A.
The City’s bus service has a transfer station (Kingston Centre) very near An Clachan. Visit Kingston Transit for more information.
There are six well-equipped, laundry rooms spaced throughout the complex. Tenants are issued a “smart card” which can be loaded at the card load station in Building 5 main lobby with cash credits to use the machines.
A storage locker is located within each apartment. Common bike storage is supplied.
Tenants must register their vehicle with Community Housing to receive a display hanger which permits the tenant to park anywhere in the un-serviced lots of An Clachan. This parking is free of charge. A limited number of reserved serviced spaces (with plug in for car heater) are available for rent on a yearly basis. Requests for reserved spaces and payments must be submitted to the Housing Office.
Two study rooms are available for those who wish to get away from their apartments.
If you are residing in one of our west campus apartments at An Clachan or John Orr Tower and ALL Tenants are vacating please click here for your FULL move-out information.
Moving out? Clean to Win!* How would you like a chance to win $500*?! If your entire unit is vacating you can qualify! Empty your unit of all your contents, clean it thoroughly so it is ready for move in by new tenants, and return all your keys to Community Housing – do all of this no later than noon on August 31 and your unit will qualify to win one of three $500* prizes! If you win, we’ll credit the student accounts for the tenants in the unit to a total of $500* (divided equally among all listed tenants). There will be one prize available for vacating units in each of the following categories: 1) 1 bedroom units in An Clachan; 2) 2 & 3 bedroom units in An Clachan; 3) units in John Orr Tower units.
If you are residing in one of our west campus apartments at An Clachan or John Orr Tower and PART of the household has entered into a new lease with Community Housing and PART of the household is leaving, please click here for your PARTIAL move-out information.
For Large Article Disposal and/or Storage Facilities click here for resources.
For Residential Cleaning click here for resources.
For a handy move-out checklist.
A guide for planning your move-out.
*Clean to win Prize of $500 will first be applied to the winning unit’s rent owing or damage charges (if applicable). The balance will then be credited equally to the student accounts of the tenants of the winning unit.