uOttawa announces plans for new on-campus residence

February 21, 2014

The University of Ottawa has announced plans to build a new student residence on campus property that will house 169 students. The residence, to be located on Henderson Ave, will cost the university $17.5 million, with construction to begin this summer. The 4-storey residence will have 169 single rooms, with shared bathrooms between 2 or 3 students, kitchens on each floor, and common spaces on the ground floor. uOttawa is dealing with a chronic housing shortage, estimating the need for 1,000 new beds by 2016-17; earlier this week, neighbourhood associations in Ottawa submitted a letter to the mayor asking for a ban on all new off-campus residence developments until the city can establish a student-housing strategy. uOttawa News Release