Charles Street

Common Spaces

Common spaces at 30 and 35 Charles Street West are open to residents of both buildings. Your FOB key provides access to both buildings.

35 Charles St. W., 2nd Floor

Recreation Room 

The Recreation Room is a multipurpose wifi equipped space that includes a kitchenette and can be booked by residents for private events. The Recreation Room is available for booking 7 days a week, from 9 am – 12 pm, 1 – 4 pm, and 5 – 9 pm. Residents are restricted from making multiple bookings at a time so that everyone has an opportunity to use the facilities.

The Lounge 

The Residence Lounge is located directly across from the laundry rooms on the 2nd floor of 35 Charles Street. It’s a bright and cheerful space, a wonderful spot to relax in while your laundry is being done, to meet with a couple of friends and chat, or maybe read a book or study. This room is open every day from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and does not need to be booked. This lounge is a shared space available for all residence to use. You are very welcome to bring your children to the lounge, but please note that children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. 


A playground and parkette are located south of 35 CSW on St. Mary’s Street, beside the garage entrance. This is a great place to meet your neighbours, and for kids to make new friends. Please don’t litter – help to keep the playground clean. For the safety of all children, please see that the driveway gate remains locked. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the fenced-in areas and the playground area. 

30 Charles St. W., 3rd Floor

The Meeting Room 

The Meeting Room is a quiet, wifi-equipped study space that is open 24/7. No booking is required. However, there is a capacity limit of 14 people and access is on a first come, first served basis.

The Drop-in Centre 

The Drop-in-Centre provides parents and/or guardians of Student Family Housing and their children, from birth to five-years-old, a place to meet and socialize. It is staffed by a supervisor trained in Early Childhood Education (ECE), work/study students, volunteers, and parents. At the Drop-In Centre, children have an opportunity to play together in a safe and creative environment. The program includes arts and crafts, a “dress-up” and creative play area, circle time, and free play as well as a second room for large motor skills. Light snacks are provided. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay and participate in the various activities and playtime. The program is FREE and restricted to children of student families living at Charles Street.

The Ellen Giles Rooftop Garden 

The rooftop garden is an outdoor area with benches and picnic tables for residents to enjoy. It also features a children’s learning garden located just outside the Drop-In Centre. The area is intended for personal use; large parties and get-togethers are not permitted, nor is alcohol consumption or smoking of any kind.

30 and 35 Charles St. W.

Bulletin Boards 

Bulletin boards where residents can post notices advertising events or items for sale are located in the lobbies of both buildings and in the laundry rooms. Notices may be posted in other languages, but all must include a complete English translation. These notices are removed weekly.

Bulletin boards maintained by Residence Life are located in the lobby of both buildings and on every floor. The boards are dedicated to important building information, educational displays, and events happening both on and off campus of particular interest to residents.

The RAs and the entire Residence Life team put a great deal of time and energy into these boards to keep our community informed. Vandalism or altering the boards in anyway is unacceptable. If you see someone altering the boards, please contact security. Questions or concerns about the posted information may be directed to