Project: McFeetors Hall, University of Winnipeg (Website)
Address: 370 Langside Street (Map)
Status: Completed 2009
Size: Six levels, 74,000 sq ft
Residents: 175 students, 25 student families.
Background This block of Portage between Langside and Furby was home to an empty lot, a used car lot, the closed Galaxy Skateland roller rink, and a few single family dwellings.
The University of Winnipeg assembled the land and after the roller rink closed in 2007 began construction on McFeetors Hall, a student residence. It will house 175 students, including single parents and their children.
The block will also house a new and expanded UWSA daycare and the Richardson College for the Environment and Science (set to open in Fall 2010).
Gerry McFeetor, a U of W alum and chair of the board for Great West Life, donated $1.67m toward the construction.
Related Media and Reference:
New UWinnipeg Student Residence UWinnipeg Press Release
McFeetors Hall UWinnipeg
Student Residence No Sterile Setting WFP Feb '09
McFeetors Hall Opens U of W
U of W Opens State of the Art Facility CTV
A Tour Through McFeetors Hall - The Uniter