Off-Campus Student Living Guide

Building Community Together

As Queen's Students, you are part of the broader Kingston community. 

Whether you are living off-campus for the first time or back for another year, this guide is intended to provide support as you navigate neighbourhood relations, City of Kingston regulations, tenant rights, living with housemates, and much more.  

We are here to help as you connect, learn, and grow within the community.  

Contact for questions about this guide.

Living With Housemates

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Tenant Housing Tips

Tenant Tip Info

Kingston Bylaw Info

Kingston Bylaws

Property Standards

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Maintenance & Parking

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Off-Campus Safety

Safety Tips

Waste Management

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Utilities Kingston

Utilities Info

Explore Kingston

Learn more about the beautiful city you live in and how you can learn more about the Kingston community!


On behalf of Queen’s University, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to Kingston. As Queen’s students, you are a part of the broader Kingston community, so I encourage you to get involved. While you immerse yourself in your community, I hope you take the time to learn how you can positively contribute to your neighbourhood. Kingston is a lively place with so many opportunities for you to engage in, as both a student and a resident. Please embrace your new home and enjoy all it has to offer.  

Patrick Deane

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University



Queen’s Students, on behalf of the City of Kingston, welcome back! As you familiarize yourself with your surroundings, I encourage you to explore the community and discover all that Kingston has to offer. With so many ways to get involved, it is our hope that you will engage in the broader Kingston community. For up-to-date community news and events, please see the City of Kingston website and subscribe to my monthly newsletter! You are an integral part of our community, and it is my hope that you continue to make Kingston your home.  

Bryan Paterson 

Mayor, City of Kingston

Welcome Students! With an exciting year ahead, we are thrilled to welcome you back to Queen’s. The Kingston and Queen’s community has so much to offer and is an incredible place to call home. We are here to guide you and support your time living off campus. We strive to help you make the most out of your university experience here in Kingston.

Beth Langdon, SGPS President

Owen Crawford-Lem, Rector

Eric Sikich, AMS President 

*names correspond with images left to right