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Monday, May 25, 2015

University footprint grows in Windsor’s downtown core

The Windsor Star/Mary Caton

The University of Windsor’s imprint on the downtown core boasts total investments of $75 million to date with the possibility for more in the future.

University president Alan Wildeman spoke about the integral relationship between the university and the city at a Rotary Club luncheon Monday at the Caboto Club.

“The downtown campus is a major capital investment for downtown Windsor,” he told the audience of 250 or so. “It’s a new chapter in the history of the University of Windsor, and a new chapter in the downtown.”

Wildeman added “we remain very open to the possibility that future opportunities may exist in the city core.” He wouldn’t comment on the possibility of the law faculty relocating to the Paul Martin Building on Ouellette Avenue.

“I don’t have anything else to say about it,” he said. “I’m just happy the federal government is going to fix up the building.”

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