buildings at corner of Ouellette and University avenuesThe space at 300 Ouellette Ave. will be used to fulfill a vision of a community learning, technology, and innovation hub.

Downtown campus to expand with acquisition of 300 Ouellette

The University of Windsor is expanding its footprint in downtown Windsor as it has taken formal possession of 300 Ouellette Ave. as of Feb. 1.

The move aligns with the University’s strategic priority of fostering a strong connection with the community and providing exceptional student experiences and builds on its historic commitments to the Armouries and Windsor Hall.

UWindsor president Robert Gordon says the University is looking at all options for the iconic property, driven by the vision of a centralized space for tech innovation, experiential learning, and community building and envisions welcoming partners to the space formerly occupied by the Windsor Star.

“We continue to invest in and believe in the outstanding potential of the downtown Windsor area,” Dr. Gordon said. The University plans to hold further consultation aimed at identifying campus and community needs and opportunities for the space and its usage.

“We are excited about the potential of the space which will give us more options for collaboration with research and public and industry partners and is on a high-profile corner ideally located to continue the University’s efforts to re-invigorate the city core.”

The University will provide an update to the campus and broader community once it finalizes plans for the space.