Barrie approves off-campus housing plan

November 5, 2008

On Monday, Barrie city council gave initial approval of a townhouse development that could accommodate up to 376 Georgian College students. Georgian and the University Partnership Centre have nearly 10,000 full-time students, but can only accommodate about 520 on campus. Georgian's president says building more student residences is not the plan, as the school prefers to use college land for academic purposes. East-end Barrie residents, Georgian officials, and a city councillor discussed student housing issues last night at a community meeting. Barrie Examiner | East-end troubles targeted