The construction of a new, 1,000-bed student residence is underway, with Southside Construction working towards the building’s 2013 completion.
Roughly 600 beds at the new residence on the southwest side of campus are to be open to incoming students in September 2013, while the building is set for completion by the end of that year.
With access to the construction site via Sarnia Rd., traffic could become more congested during peak hours. The London Transit Commission (LTC) has relocated a bus stop near the construction site entrance to one hydro pole west of the original. The new location for stop on the 9 Whitehills, 10 Wonderland and 31 Orchard park routes will likely become permanent, said Caroline Roy of the LTC.