Former Armouries to become UWindsor facility

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The former Armouries building located in downtown Windsor, Ont., will soon be home to the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts.

The building is undergoing a $32.6 million makeover to become a home to the university’s visual arts, music and film production programs, along with a new building to replace the former Tunnel Bar-B-Q. The new facility will be comprised of a creative complex for students, allowing their talents to engage with the community, said UWindsor president Alan Wildeman in a press release.

“There is great benefit in stronger ties between universities and urban centres, particularly for education and outreach in the arts, humanities and social sciences,” he said at the time of project approval by the Board of Governors last year.

This is not the only building in downtown Windsor that is being repurposed into a university facility. The Pitt-Ferry building opened this fall as UWindsor’s School of Social Work and Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

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