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Megan Corchis

Downtown community welcomes UWindsor campus plans

Downtown residents and merchants were excited by what they saw of the University’s plans during an open house Thursday at the Windsor Armouries.

“I think the value of my house is going to shoot up,” said Jon Liedtke, whose home on Victoria Avenue is within walking distance of the three buildings slated for the downtown campus. He was one of dozens of community members who turned out to view renderings, speak with University officials, and grill architects on the details.

University opening doors for heritage tour

Dillon Hall is a beautiful building, says Megan Corchis: “I think it has great character.”

A fourth-year student in the visual arts and the built environment (VABE) program, Corchis is heading a group of volunteer guides who will lead tours through the building during Doors Open Windsor, which invites the public to view buildings of architectural and historical significance, September 29 and 30.

“Doors Open is about letting people know what’s out there,” says Corchis. “It’s a fun environment to learn about history that relates to Windsor.”