Chown Hall


Mailing Address:

Chown Hall, student room #
175 Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N8

Front Desk: 

Leggett Hall – open 24 hours/day


Located on the north side of Stuart Street, this four-storey limestone residence was completed in 1960 and named after May Chown (BA 1911), who was treasurer of the Ban Righ Board for many years.  Chown Hall is a mixed gender residence and features many interesting rooms and common spaces.

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  • Mixed gender environment with single, double and triple rooms on five floors, for just over 200 students
  • Bedrooms range in size from 10 x 13 to 12 x 13- please note that bedrooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets


  • Historic residence with interesting room features
  • Large common room on main floor with large screen television
  • Located near Kingston General Hospital and Nixon Field

  • Washrooms – individual washrooms on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens –large common room with kitchen on the main level, snack kitchens on each floor
  • Wireless Internet – available in the main level front foyer and lower level common room
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level

Move-In Information 2017:

*please check back in the summer for 2018 move-in information

Please note:

  • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
  • There is a 3-hour parking limit for all surface lots

Chown Hall – GREEN ZONE

  • From Highway 401, take exit #617 to Division Street
  • Continue south on Division Street to Princess Street
  • Turn right on Princess Street
  • Continue on Princess, to University Avenue
  • Turn left on University Avenue
  • Continue down University Avenue to Union
  • Once past Union, stay in the LEFT LANE on University Avenue
  • Continue on University Avenue to Stuart St.
  • Turn right onto Stuart Street
  • Stay in the RIGHT LANE on Stuart Street
  • Continue on Stuart Street to Chown Hall, on the right side of Stuart.
  • Stop, drop belongings/student for check-in
  • Continue west on Stuart Street to St. Lawrence Avenue.
  • Turn left onto St. Lawrence Avenue to King Street W.
  • Turn left onto King Street W.
  • Continue down King Street W to Barrie Street, turn left onto Barrie Street.
  • Continue down Barrie to park at either:
    • The Miller Parking lot: from Barrie Street, turn left onto Union Street, and then left
      onto Arch Street, the entrance will be on your right.
    • OR to the Dupuis Parking lot: from Barrie Street, continue past Union Street to
      Clergy Street W, turn left onto Clergy Street W and the Dupuis Parking lot will be
      on your left.
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).

WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD (Chown Hall) *Print and place in your windshield on Move-In Day