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Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Posted at 10:30am

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The old Downtown Windsor Armouries are a step closer to becoming the new home of the University of Windsor’s School of Music.

Along with the Armouries, the Chatham Street Parkette and Old Bus Terminal will be officially transfered to the University very soon.

In an effort to spur growth, the sale price for the buildings is nothing more than a toonie.

The University will turn the Armouries and Bus Depot into a location for its music, film and visual arts programs. Historic elements of the buildings will be preserved while the interiors will be renovated to meet the needs of students. A portion of the armouries will be converted into a theatre for use by the University for music and theatre performances.

The Chatham Street Parkette will remain as a park and its purpose will be to provide arts students with a place to present their arts.

The City of Windsor has also approved a $10 million dollar grant for the University of Windsor to develop these properties into their new uses. The transfer is expected to take place after City Council approves it this coming Monday.

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