This morning it was announced that the Government of Ontario will provide the City of Windsor with $3 million to assist in clean up of the former Grace Hospital site in west Windsor. Another $4 million is awaiting final government approval. The Province had already committed $2 million towards the site clean up.
The hospital, which closed in 2004 has been left to deteriorate as plans to develop it into a long-term faculty fell though. After several missed deadlines from the developer to clean up the site and take action, the City of Windsor purchased the building and property at the end of November for 2.3 million dollars, and promised to “take immediate action to clean up the area.”
Tenders went out for its demolition and site clean up and the lowest bid was from Budget Environmental Disposal Inc. from Hamilton for $4,162,340.
Clean up of the site should begin next week removal of asbestos and is expected to be complete by summers end.