Queen's Community Housing
As a student with a physical disability, finding an accessible place to live near the Queen's campus is challenging and would depend on what accommodations or alterations you require to fit your needs.
You can start by browsing the Queen's Community Housing website to see if any of the listings would be suitable for your needs. You may also take any questions or concerns to the Student Community Relations Office. Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University. This 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 University District (Core Rentals) around campus.
Community Housing also operates an Accommodations Listing Service where external landlords can post listings for student rental units. The Landlord Contract Program is also managed by Community Housing.
Many of our suites are wheelchair accessible. They have apartment buildings and single level town house suites that allow for easy access and convenient living for residents who need accommodation. Located on the corner of Alfred Street and Mack Street, right across from Victoria Park.
204 Alfred Street
204 Alfred Street is a completely new & gorgeous 3 unit home, just steps from the heart of Queen’s campus. Apartment #1 is a 2-bedroom, wheelchair accessible unit, with a universal design. The front porch has a ramp leading to the no threshold front door. Walk or wheel onto beautiful bamboo floors throughout the unit, heated with comfortable radiant in-floor heating. The kitchen is open concept with a wheel-under sink and cooktop, microwave convection oven drawer, all-in-one washer/dryer, and dishwasher. A radiused wall separates the kitchen from the bathroom, allowing for optimal turning radius in both rooms. A sliding pocket door opens on to the ceramic tiled bathroom, which has a no threshold 5-foot shower, and support bars around the shower and toilet. The two large bedrooms are at the back of the unit. There are no hallways.
Two of the biggest property management companies/landlords in Kingston are DMS Property Management and Homestead Land Holding Ltd. Both companies maintain a comprehensive listing of available properties and are willing to discuss alterations or modifications needed on a property to increase accessibility.