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News Release - Queen's University purchases St. Mary's of the Lake hospital

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kingston, ON – Queen’s University purchased the St. Mary’s of the Lake property from Providence Care on Nov. 30, 2017. The purchase of the former hospital will address the current space and parking challenges the university is facing.

“The purchase of the property positions Queen’s to adapt and respond to changes in the University environment by alleviating pressures, such as parking, on main campus and providing options for the University with respect to locating both academic and administrative units at this optimal location,” said Donna Janiec, VP of Finance and Administration at Queen’s. “The property is adjacent to the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, is in close proximity to the Donald Gordon Centre, and bridges main and west campus.”

The university is exploring options for relocation of main campus units to the property, and will make use of the available parking.

“Collaborating with the Kingston hospitals in teaching and research is crucial to fulfilling our Health Sciences academic mission,” said Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf. “We’re pleased to continue the use of the property for research and education.”

For more information on the sale of the property, see the Providence Care website.

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