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Community Housing is located at 169 University Avenue at the corner of University and Clergy West. Paid parking is available underground at the Queen’s Centre, entrance is off of Division street.

Hours of Operation

Open to Walk-in Customers from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). We are open over the lunch hour.

613.533.2501 – (Telephone reception 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Fax: 613.533.2196
Email: community.housing@queensu.ca

University Owned Properties

Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University. Queen’s provides a variety of rental options to students, which includes two apartment complexes located at west campus – An Clachan and John Orr Tower – as well as a variety of apartments and houses in the Student Village (Core Rentals) around campus. All rental units are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act (2006) and are one-year fixed-term leases. An Clachan and John Orr Tower run on September to August leases while Core Property Group (Near Campus Neighbourhood) units run on May to April leases. For more information on how to apply for University-owned rental units follow the links above in the menu bar.

September 1st accommodation generally starts being listed by late May early June and continues until September. The majority of September 1st rentals are advertised during June/July, as tenants are required to give 2 months notice.

May 1st accommodation generally starts being listed by late January early February and continues until May. The majority of May 1st rentals are advertised during February/March, as tenants are required to give 2 months notice.

Information on eligibility, applications, rent and more can be found by following the links in our menu bar above.

External Housing Options

Community Housing also operates an *Accommodations Listing Service where external landlords can post listings for student rental units.  This service is provided as a tool for students seeking accommodation.

Queen’s runs a voluntary Landlord Contract Program for landlords who have had their units inspected by an independent third party for compliance with the City of Kingston’s property standards by-law. This by-law describes standards for items such as:

– pest prevention
– structural soundness
– windows, doors, walls, ceilings, floors, egress, steps, handrails, heating systems and ventilation
– kitchens, bathrooms and yards

The tricolour flag logo next to a listing on our listing service indicates that the unit is part of the program and as such has been inspected within the last 12 months and appears to meet the City’s minimum property standards.

*Rental units on this searchable list are not inspected nor endorsed by Queen’s