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$3 Million Facelift for University of Regina's Darke Hall

Written by; Chad Simco / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Thu Apr 14 2016


Darke Hall, one of the buildings on College Avenue campus in the University of Regina, retains much of its original heritage character. Darke Hall was originally built in 1929 for use as a concert hall.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the university officially announced that Darke Hall will be closing on May 16th, 2016 for upgrades.

The historic building is scheduled to reopen in November 2016 following renovations to the exterior of the building.

The University of Regina originally revealed it's plans to refurbish the building in September, 2015.

Renovations to the building are to include an improved front facade, roof tile replacement, and new windows.

The cost of the renovations are expected to be approximately $3 Million (CAD) using funds that were gathered by donations from the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project.

University of Regina officials stated that although the hand railings will be replaced, the accessibility of the building will not be addressed in this upgrade.

Future renovations to the building will include addressing the venue accessibility as $1 Million (CAD) is set aside for that aspect of the project.


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