uOttawa plans $12-million residence on campus

July 17, 2013

The University of Ottawa has made a significant move towards addressing its chronic student housing issue by issuing a request for expressions of interest from local architectural firms. The Ottawa Citizen reports plans for a 165-bed facility that would have potential for conversion to condominium units, cost approximately $12 million, and be completed by August 2015. Current plans include a “suite style” residence, with a shared bathroom in each 2-bedroom unit, and communal laundry, dining, kitchen, and study space. Although the much-needed student beds will help the current situation, estimates suggest that upwards of 1,000 more beds are needed by 2016-17. Ottawa Citizen