PHOTOS: New Windsor “HMCS Hunter” Navy Facility Opens In Sandwich Town
Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Posted at 2:21pm
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Construction is over the the new location of Windsor’s naval armed forces facility, the HMCS Hunter, was christened today by members of the military.
To be used by armed forces personnel and cadet corps, the nearly 20,000 square foot facility is replacing the old HMCS Hunter on Ouellette (near Erie Street) and will accommodate the HMCS Hunter Naval Reserve and up to three cadet corps.
The facility is set to support 250 personnel and includes a main building with a parade square, classrooms, offices, messes, storage, a boat lift and a boat shed. The building was also designed to have a naval look, with large round porthole windows and a tapering wall that forms a ship’s bow.
Construction started in 2012 on the $36.4 million project which was part of the federal government’s Economic Action Plan.
The new facility is nestled at the end of Mill Street, near at Russell Street in Old Sandwich.