I'm in a new dorm right now. Compared to other dorms, this place is flippin baller man. The rooms are extremely spacious, the place is only 4 years old, and there are 530 kids in this 11-story building. It's so rad, and they aren't any more strict than anywhere else. I got 3 roommates and we all have separate bedrooms, TWO showers, dining area. Double bed. TV in every bedroom. Peepholes in the doors. Key cards to get in. Nice lounges for TV sports and poker, etc. Outdoor barbecues.
This is coming from someone who went to Queen's University, and that campus and the surrounding "student ghetto" neighborhood is a DUMP compared to this place. The residence rooms are like prison cells, soo small, brick walls, tiny metal bed. Plus you can get shafted far away from actual campus. Crap weather especially. The campus here at TRU is new and nice, there are no retarded 200+ person lectures, only 40ish people classes instead. Everything is within a 5 minute walk from residence too. NOT TO MENTION A HUGE POOL FACILITY WITH A 5 METER DIVING PLATFORM!!! A nice gym, turf sports field, indoor track, open gymnastics facility with tramps and foam pit. Vitamin water in the vending machines. Lots of hot girls. Sun peaks ski resort is not too far. Great, energetic, positive vibe goin' on around here, I'm tellin' you. There's everything you need here. Plus it's still growing bigger and better.
Basically TRU > Queen's
I'm taking engineering, a one year transfer program to go to UBC or UVic or wherever. Way better cause smaller classes n stuff, you do a lot better and get smarter.