Students living in McMaster residence demand action to address ongoing issues with building


Students living in a McMaster University residence in downtown Hamilton that is still under construction are demanding action to address ongoing issues pertaining to the building. CBC and Global News report that these issues include tap water quality, constant construction noise, construction workers walking into units unannounced, a bug infestation in the laundry room, and no access to indoor parking that was promised. Students have made a variety of demands, including that McMaster give them partial rent refunds, guarantee 24-hour notice of entry, and implement a no penalty 60-day clause that allows tenants to break their leases. McMaster spokesperson Wade Hemsworth said that the university is working to address issues as quickly as possible and to accelerate the building’s completion.

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