(WINDSOR, ON) – City of Windsor representatives, along with members from the federal and provincial governments, marked the next phase in the Museum Expansion project on October 17. Oscar Construction Company Limited was announced as the successful proponent for the construction tender portion of the project. Total costs for the museum expansion project are $6.2 million.
Construction will begin soon and is expected to last at least a year.
The new museum space will be located on the main floor of the Art Gallery of Windsor, but operations will continue on the second and third floors of the building.
The expansion project will add approximately 10,000 square feet of exhibition and programming space to Windsor’s Community Museum.
The highlights of the expansion project includes:
- A new, permanent, engaging exhibit on Windsor
- Animation of the Concourse to include exhibition/programming space and an Aboriginal Gallery
- A new Children’s Gallery with dynamic exhibits and interactivity
- Development of temporary exhibit/programming space
The expansion at the Art Gallery will also allow for improvements to Windsor’s current museum space at the Francois Baby House.