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expanse of space with Alumni Hall in backgroundThe University will break ground next spring for a new student residence on this site on Sunset Ave. opposite Alumni Hall.

Student residence slated for Sunset site

The University of Windsor plans to break ground next spring on a new student residence on Sunset Ave. between Wyandotte and Union streets.

The state-of-the-art six-storey building will feature 440 private rooms, arranged in suites with two rooms sharing a bathroom. The 160,000 square foot floorplan will feature relevant amenities for students and will be ready to welcome students ahead of the Fall 2025 semester.

The project is made possible by a public-private partnership with Tilbury Capital, a local real estate investment, development, and management company.

“The University of Windsor is thrilled to be able to offer yet another option of residence to our students,” said Phebe Lam, UWindsor’s acting associate vice-president, student experience. “Having a modern, comfortable, and vibrant living environment supports student engagement, growth, and experience.”

The new residence helps address Windsor’s growing housing shortage while offering students the convenience of living on campus. Dr. Lam added that this residence will be the premier offering of the University’s housing inventory.

The University currently has four residence buildings — Residence Hall West, Laurier Hall, Cartier Hall, and Alumni Hall. Each year, UWindsor welcomes 150 to 350 students in each residence as well as thousands more living in private, off-campus rental accommodations.

“We are pleased to partner with the University of Windsor to bring additional student housing to campus,” said Michael Kaye, a partner in Tilbury Capital. “We are excited to begin work on this momentous project.”

The announcement of the new residence comes amid significant facility investments at UWindsor. Other construction projects include the Toldo Lancer Centre, Transforming Windsor Law, and the renovation of 300 Ouellette Ave.