The Bays

The original King’s campus in Windsor housed students in traditional Oxford-style residences called bays. When the college moved to Halifax in the 1920s, the residences were reproduced in the same style. Each bay consists of a central staircase with the don’s suite located on the first floor, single rooms on the top floor (reserved for upper-year students) and four double rooms and a washroom leading off each stairway landing.

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Chapel Bay

Located on the southeast corner of campus, next to the gym, Chapel Bay was so named in 1842 because the college chapel was established within its quarters on the original campus in Windsor.

Rooms: Both single and double suites, housing 24 co-ed students with shared washrooms.

Facilities: Students in Chapel Bay share the common/TV rooms in North Pole Bay with other bay residents. It is connected via a basement tunnel to Middle and Radical Bay.

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Middle Bay

Middle Bay was named for its location, which is sandwiched between Chapel and Radical Bays. It carries over its door a statue of Aeneas fleeing Troy, taking his father, his son and the household gods with him.

Rooms: Both single and double suites, housing 24 male students with shared washrooms.

Facilities: Students in Middle Bay share the common/TV rooms in North Pole Bay with other bay residents. The laundry room and vending machines for the bays are located beneath Middle Bay. It is connected via a basement tunnel to Chapel and Radical Bay.

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Radical Bay

Radical Bay is located on the southwest corner of the campus, adjacent to North Pole Bay and attached to Middle Bay. It gets its name from its former occupants on the Windsor campus: it often housed divinity students, who acquired the nickname of ‘radical’ in jest of their apparently good behaviour.

Rooms: Both single and double-suites, housing 24 co-ed students with shared washrooms.

Facilities: Students in Radical Bay share the common/TV rooms in North Pole Bay with other Bay residents. It is connected via a basement tunnel to Chapel and Middle Bay.

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North Pole Bay

Attached to the left side of the A&A Building, North Pole Bay was the highest spot on the original Windsor campus, and so was aptly named.

Rooms: Housing 20 co-ed students, both single and double suites open on a common corridor with shared washrooms.

Facilities: North Pole Bay houses two commons/TV rooms, which it shares with residents of the other Bays. Each room has a TV, while the larger houses a small kitchenette. It is connected via a basement tunnel to the A&A Building, within which it has access to laundry facilities.

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Cochran Bay

Attached to the right side of the A&A Building, Cochran Bay is named after the first president of the college, William Cochran. Before Alexandra Hall was built in the 1960s, it also briefly served as the women’s residence.

Rooms: Both single and double-suites, housing 20 co-ed students with shared washrooms.

Facilities: Students in Cochran Bay share the common/TV rooms in North Pole Bay with residents of the other bays. It is connected via a basement tunnel to the A&A Building, within which it has access to laundry facilities. It also houses the faculty lounge, known as the Senior Common Room.