Facility Services

Campus Transformation Plan to provide framework for next 50 years

The creation of a safe pedestrian esplanade on Sunset Avenue between Fanchette and Wyandotte streets is among the highlights of a Campus Transformation Plan to be discussed at a public open house event on Wednesday, September 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the CAW Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.

The plan involves improvements already underway and proposed projects through 2015.

New signage to highlight campus improvements

Bearing the message “Here We Grow—another UWindsor improvement is underway,” new signs installed across campus will alert passersby to construction works, says Susan Mark, executive director of Facility Services.

“We have a number of projects on the go, from the temporary parking lot on the former Cody Hall site to the redesign of the Student Centre Courtyard,” Mark says. “We wanted a way to alert the University community that while the loss of access may pose a temporary inconvenience, it will soon result in tangible benefits for us all.”

Streetscaping to transform area between student centre, Dillon and Memorial halls

Work on a new streetscaping project located in front of the CAW Student Centre between Dillon and Memorial halls is scheduled to begin July 30, according to Dan Castellan, manager of facilities, planning, design and construction.

The Student Centre Courtyard, which will be jointly funded by the Universuity of Windsor Students’ Alliance and the University through its Strategic Priority Fund, will  re-imagine the existing space to make it more user-friendly and serve the ongoing use requirements of students, Castellan says.

Construction of temporary parking lot to begin Friday

Construction of a temporary parking lot on the former site of Cody Hall will begin on Friday, August 3, and is scheduled to be completed by September. Vehicles using the Assumption University parking lot may experience disruption due to the installation of new gates at its Huron Church Road entrance.

Please direct any questions or concerns to project administrator Mark Rudkin at 519-253-3000, ext. 2168.

The area is tentatively slated to revert to green space once construction of the parking structure on Wyandotte Street at Sunset is completed.

Renovation work to shut down Dillon Hall fire alarm system

Ongoing renovations in Dillon Hall will shut down the building’s fire alarm system each weekday through August 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The contractor will maintain a fire watch to ensure the safety of the building occupants. Please direct any questions or concerns to project administrator Roger Rivard at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.