Western plans two new residences to address student housing crisis


Western University is planning to construct two new student residences to house 900 students and help alleviate the city’s housing affordability crisis, reports the London Free Press. Western President Alan Shepard announced the plans at a recent event, noting that the locations of the new buildings are yet to be determined and that the university is currently in the process of selecting architects for the buildings’ design. The Free Press reports that one of these new buildings will house first-year students, while the other will be targeted toward upper-year and graduate students. “It will be important to Western and important to London that we continue to grow because if you’re not growing, you’re shrinking, and that’s not where anybody wants to be,” said Shepard.

Western | London Free Press