Waldron Tower

Waldron’s 11-storey tower contains 290 single rooms, with many featuring south-facing views of Lake Ontario. This residence is close to City Park and a short walk to the bustling downtown Kingston core.

History of Waldron Tower

Waldron Tower was built in 1968 and is located at the corner of King and George streets, near City Park. Originally a residence for nursing students at Kingston General Hospital, it is now a mixed-gender residence with 290 single rooms. There are 240 rooms in the 11-storey tower and 50 rooms in a recently renovated section attached to the bottom 3 floors only.

The building was designed so that nearly every window (in the tower) looks south over Lake Ontario.

Room Types Available:




Bathroom Type

Communal washrooms

Sinks in most bedrooms


Ban Righ Dining Hall nearby. Retail dining locations close by.


Kingston waterfront, multiple city parks, and classrooms.



Community Type

Mixed gender


100 residents

# of Dons


Flooring Type

Majority of rooms are carpet free.


Wired internet. Students are encouraged to purchase a router.


Two passenger elevators

Stair access


  • Most bedrooms have south-facing windows with a view of Lake Ontario.
  • Close to city parks and walking distance from downtown.
  • Wally’s, a retail dining location, is located just steps away in Botterell Hall.
  • Nearby many classrooms and learning spaces.

Included Items

  • Adjustable bed (Twin XL)
  • Desk and chair
  • Armoire or closet space and clothing drawers

Included Items

  • Curtains
  • Garbage and recycling bins
  • Laundry in building.

Things to Pack

  • Bedding (Twin XL sheets)
  •  A small fridge (7cubic feet or smaller)
  • Wireless router and ethernet cable.

How to Find Waldron Tower:

Mailing Address:

Waldron Tower, Student room #
17 King St. West
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2W4

Front Desk:

Leggett Hall
8:00 am – Midnight

What does the front desk provide?

Please Note:

  • Queen’s has 17 unique residence buildings built between 1925 – 2022. Each building varies in size, layout, and room furnishings. Design elements such as flooring type, window sizes and window coverings, and storage solutions change from room to room.
  • The photos and videos provided are a sample our room types. Please understand that your specific room may vary in size and appearance.
  • The fees listed above are subject to change. Any discrepancy between fee information listed above and in the Fee Schedule, the Fee Schedule will be deemed correct.
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets. Please order linen packages 1A to 3B from Campus Linens.