Conestoga College recently purchased a student residence formerly used by Wilfrid Laurier University and a 12-storey office building to use for student housing. The buildings will be renovated to meet student needs, with the former residence having some of its larger suites turned into smaller, more affordable suites and the vacant office building being converted into student residences, a lounge area, and a classroom space. Conestoga President John Tibbits told that these spaces will be cheaper to rent than current options at Conestoga. Tibbits also noted that one of the college’s goals is to provide students with affordable housing that is appealing to international students. Both buildings are anticipated to be ready for students in 2025.