Facility Services has scheduled the demolition of Electa Hall to take place in October 2015.
“The tenders will go out on July 20 and will close on August 5,” says manager of facility planning, renovations and construction, Danny Castellan. “Contractors will be on site starting August 13.”
Located on the west side of Patricia Road north of University Avenue, Electa Hall was constructed in two phases: Electa Main in 1959 and the annex in 1962. The building was originally constructed as a women’s residence for Holy Names College, and named after Sister Mary Electa, a noted educator who became the first dean of the college.
After its transfer to Assumption University and later to the University of Windsor, Electa Hall has been home to many university students with its sixth floor McPherson Lounge used by the Alumni Association for numerous gatherings.
Though many renovations have taken place in the hall, significant deferred maintenance still existed, forcing a shift of limited resources to other campus buildings.