King Street ‘not sinking’
Despite rumours that King Street Residence is “sinking,” the university has stated that this is not the case.
“It’s not sinking,” said director of news and editorial services at Wilfrid Laurier University Kevin Crowley.
After speaking with the assistant vice-president of physical resources Gary Nower, Crowley confirmed that the university was unaware of any foundational issues with the building and that the residence will not be closing anytime soon.
King Street Residence opened in 2003. There was a rush to complete construction for September and dons were only able to enter the building two days before students moved in. The Cord reported that several complaints were brought forward, including the building’s poor insulation and paint job.