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Project will cost an estimated $70-million
Queen’s University announced today it will construct two new residences by fall 2015, adding 550 beds to accommodate a growing student body – and overflowing campus.
The university said in a release the new residences are needed to accommodate a “modest” increase in first-year admission for fall 2012. Queen’s previously expanded the Waldron Tower residence hall and currently leases rooms for graduate students at the downtown Confederation Place Hotel. The Queen’s Journal has reported over the last few years that common rooms have gone the way of the dinosaurs as enrollment at Queen’s has increased.
Construction on the new residences will start next year. Queen’s currently estimates the project will cost $70 million.
Bonus for future first-year students: The new space means about 20 common rooms in existing residences will be restored – and so will weekly Bachelor watching nights.
No injuries to students reported
One man is dead at York University after a piece of construction equipment, possibly a crane or drilling machine, toppled over onto construction workers around 2:30 this afternoon. Another man, who is 36-years old, is still trapped in the debris as of 4 p.m., reports CP24. Three people have been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident happened beside the Schulich School of Business where construction workers are drilling for the Spadina Subway extension. The accident has caused road closures, including portions of Keele St. York students are currently on a reading week break, so few are on campus. No students have been injured.