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05-10-2006, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Squeaky
There are a large number of very nice houses that are literally across the street from Queens buildings.
That's because they're Queen's property. The university owns them and rents them out to Queen's students who win the "housing lottery". A friend of mine lived in one of them behind the JDUC.

Originally Posted by Squeaky
The ghetto isn't as run-down as all that either. I've seen student housing in quite a few cities, and you can get excellent housing in Kingston, inside the supposed ghetto. There are places to avoid, but that's really as easy as looking at the place before you take it. I have friends who are currently living in really nice student housing in and around the ghetto, and are happy there.
If you're in the Gore/Bagot street area, across the park, it's much nicer. If you're in the Division/University/Earl/Alfred area, it's a bit more rundown, but students will pay for it because they like the location.

Daphne Dean is an infamous landlord who has very nice houses but is a Nazi with respect to her rules.

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