New dorms will not be enough to address student housing needs: Editorial


In a recent editorial for the , Matt Lundy discusses Canada’s housing crisis and postsecondary education’s construction of new dorms. While postsecondary institutions are not obligated to offer housing, the author notes that the sector has come under scrutiny for its impact on the broader housing situation. Lundy writes that postsecondary institutions are collectively adding around 18,000 new beds, which will increase dedicated student housing by 12%. However, economists from Desjardins Securities say that this increase will not be sufficient to meet student renter demand.

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