Gordon Brockington House


Mailing Address:

Gordon Brockington House, Student room #
21 Collingwood Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3X3

Front Desk:

Watts Hall
613-533-3215
Open 24 hours a day

GORDON-BROCKINGTON HOUSE – PURPLE ZONE

Important: Print & put in your vehicle before move-in day GORD-BROCK WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Union Street
  3. Turn LEFT on Union Street
  4. Continue on Union Street to Collingwood Street
  5. Watch for PURPLE coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  6. Turn RIGHT on Collingwood Street
  7. Continue down Collingwood Street to Gordon-Brockington House
  8. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  9. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
Gordon-Brockington Hall on a sunny summer day.
GORDON-BROCKINGTON HOUSE

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

PURPLE ZONE PARKING DIRECTIONS – VIEW PARKING MAP

  1. Continue on Collingwood Street to King Street West.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto King Street West to Centre Street.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto Centre Street
  4. Turn RIGHT on Union Street and make an IMMEDIATE LEFT onto Macdonnell Street.
  5. Continue on Macdonnell Street to Earl Street.
  6. Turn RIGHT onto Earl Street.
  7. Turn RIGHT onto Frontenac Street.
  8. Go southbound on Frontenac to Union Street – the Tindall Underground Parking Lot will be straight ahead.
  9. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).
  10. Return to Gordon-Brockington House on foot.

About Gordon-Brockington

Built in 1964, Gordon-Brockington House was named for Donald Gordon, a former president of the Canadian National Railway and a trustee of Queen’s, and Leonard Brockington, Queen’s tenth and longest-serving rector. Gordon Brockington House is home to approximately 425 students on 6 floors.

Note: Queen’s has 17 residence buildings – and they are all unique. Our oldest building – Ban Righ Hall, was built in 1925 – and our newest buildings – Brant and Smith -were built in 2015. That means each building is different in size, furnishings and layout – and that your room may not look at all like your neighbour’s room.

We’ve provided some photos and videos to give you an idea of our room types, but please know that your specific room may not look like the examples. Rooms vary quite a bit in size and furnishings. Some rooms have carpets, while others do not. Window sizes, closets and other features change from room to room.

We update buildings through a planned maintenance schedule, so the photos and videos on this website may not show recent improvements right away. Please keep this in mind when viewing our building pages.


Bedrooms:

  • mixed gender environment with mix of single, double, triple and quad rooms
  • Bedrooms range in size from 9.25 x 15 to 14.5 x 15. Please note that bedrooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets

If you are interested in purchasing bed linens, pillows, bath packages and other personal items to be delivered directly to your residence room, please contact Campus Linens at: www.campuslinenscanada.com . For Leggett Hall, Watts Hall, Brant House, & David C. Smith House, please order linen packages 4A or 4B. Packages 1A to 3B will work for all other residences.

Features:

  • Gord’s (retail food outlet and lounge) is located within the building
  • Indoor access to Leonard Dining Hall
  • Music room located on the lower level
  • Volleyball court located at south end of building
  • Across from Lake Ontario and Breakwater Park
  • A large common room on the main floor features a large screen television and access to a kitchen

Services:

  • Washrooms – three communal (but gender specific) washrooms/showers on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens – a snack kitchen with sink, microwave and refrigerator is located on the ground floor
  • Wireless Internet – available in the main common room on the lower level and at Gord’s
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level