Gordon Brockington House


Mailing Address:

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

Front Desk:

Watts Hall
Open 24 hours a day

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.

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  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

Important information about Moving-In

Move-In Day is Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

  • You will receive your room & building assignment and move-in time to your Queen’s email on Thursday, Aug. 23 around 4:30pm.
  • Please respect your assigned move-in time to help with the flow of traffic and lineups.
  • If you need specific assistance moving in (e.g. a physical disability), or are arriving via public transit / taxi, please contact our Move-In Assistant at movein@queensu.ca or 1-613-929-2697 as soon as possible to make arrangements.
  • Volunteers will be on site to assist students from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please label all of your belongings with your name, building name and room number so our volunteers can assist you in getting your belongings to your room.
  • Learn about what to bring and what not to bring to campus


Residence Life move-in map 2018

Important: Please print the PURPLE WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD (PDF) and place it in your windshield before move-in day so our volunteers can direct you to the correct drop-off zone.

You may also wish to print the Residence Life move-in map 2018 (PDF) and the Purple Zone Parking map 2018 (PDF).

Please follow these driving instructions (not online maps or GPS) as there is construction in Kingston and a number of streets around the campus will be re-routed for Move-In Day.


  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.


  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 Streetthe Tindall Underground Parking Lot will be straight ahead.
  9. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).
  10. Return to Gordon-Brockington House on foot.

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

Parking Map for Blue, Yellow, and Purple Zones

Please note

  • Campus streets will be closed the night before move-in day (Friday, August 31) to ensure the routes are clear. Please do not park your car on-campus overnight, as it will be towed.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.
  • If you require accommodations/storage in Kingston prior to move-in day, or after you have dropped off your student, please be sure to book accommodations early as local hotels/motels book up quickly.
  • There are a few carts available – but you may want to bring a portable luggage cart if you have one.