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‘Taking the fear out of living alone’ – HomeShare program launches in Kingston

A program supporting both older adults and students—Canada HomeShare, pioneered in Toronto in 2018—is finally coming to Kingston. With a social worker’s help, adults 55 and older with an empty bedroom in their home are matched with a student 18 and older attending a college or university in Kingston. “The

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Over 350 new Queen’s students looking for accommodations in Kingston

The already-saturated Kingston rental market – which is particularly short on listings in the downtown area – is about to see at least 360 students clamouring for a place to live after being turned away from residence buildings at Queen’s University. The University is offering residence spots to incoming students

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Police urge vigilance after two suspicious incidents in University District

Kingston Police are advising downtown residents, particularly those in the University District to “be vigilant” after two suspicious incidents involving trespassing. According to police, the first incident occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, when witnesses in a home on Division Street in the University District were

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Police report 13 break-ins to student houses over holiday break

On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, as students returned to their Kingston homes after the holiday break, Kingston Police began to receive an influx of reports of break-ins in the University District. On that date alone, six break and enter cases were called in to Kingston Police from houses in the

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Home Base Housing responds to Queen’s residence project

Earlier this week, Queen’s University hosted an open house about their proposed student residence development, and those in attendance voiced both opposition and support of the project. The development is expected to house approximately 325 beds, and will be located on Albert Street, just south of Union Street. Two existing

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Landlord who ‘threatened life’ of student tenant still listed on Queen’s Community Housing Accommodations Listing Service

  When Queen’s student Bassam Al Hamidi was looking for a place to live, he turned to the Queen’s Community Housing Accommodations Listing Service. “It’s so hard to find a room,” said Al Hamidi. “When I found this advertisement on Queen’s Community Housing I was like ‘okay, this is good,

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Highpoint Management Inc. fined over $27k by Human Rights Tribunal

In its findings regarding discrimination against an employee on the part of Highpoint Management Inc., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has fined the Kingston-based property developer and management company $27,545.93. Highpoint Management Inc. and Highpoint Developments Inc. are both owned by Nina and Imy Maloo and operate rental accommodations

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