New student residence coming to U of W

The University of Windsor, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle)

More space will soon be in place for student housing at the University of Windsor.

The university announced Monday that it will break ground next spring for a new student residence, to be located on Sunset Avenue between Wyandotte Street West and Union Avenue.

“The University of Windsor is thrilled to be able to offer yet another option of residence to our students,” said U of W Acting Associate Vice-President of Student Experience Dr. Phoebe Lam. “Having a modern, comfortable, and vibrant living environment supports student engagement, growth and experience.”

The new residence will be a six-storey building with 440 units, arranged in suites with each set of two units sharing a washroom. The 160,000-square-foot residence hall will also feature the typical student amenities. The project will be under a partnership between the university and Tilbury Capital, a local real estate investment and development company.

The new building, once completed, is expected to ease a student housing crunch on campus. Currently, U of W has four residence halls, Residence Hall West, Laurier Hall, Cartier Hall and Alumni Hall. Depending on the semester, the school welcomes anywhere from 150 to 350 students to its on-campus housing, in addition to more who find private, off-campus housing.

The student residence, set to be completed by Fall Semester 2025, is the latest capital project at the University of Windsor. The school is currently transforming its Law School, expanding and renovating the Toldo Lancer Centre for athletics, and renovating 300 Ouellette Avenue, the recently-vacated headquarters of theĀ Windsor Star.