rear viw of buildingsContractors are clearing out the buildings behind the historic façades on the former Windsor Star site.

Clean-up progressing on downtown campus site

Contractors are completing the work of demolishing the structures behind the historic façades on the former Windsor Star site, preparing for a complete rebuild to house the School of Social Work and the Centre for Professional and Executive Education.

Under the unique architectural design, intended to preserve the buildings’ historical significance, the brick façade of the 1918 apartment building on the south end of the complex facing Ferry Street will remain, and the interior floors will be removed and recreated as a landscaped courtyard that will be open to the sky.

The historic limestone at the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets will also be left in its original state, but will see an entirely new building built behind it with a three-storey atrium and a rooftop terrace. The structure facing Pitt Street will be renovated into classrooms, offices and student lounge space featuring glass-panelled walls that open like garage doors.

See more photographs of the continuing construction work on the website documenting the downtown campus.