Construction on the largest redevelopment project ever at the University of Manitoba began Monday morning.
Project Domino is a future 360-bed student residence building located on the south side of the U of M’s Fort Garry campus, and is only the first of many buildings to be constructed or upgraded as part of the project.
The $150-million multi-year project is the largest of its kind in the 133-year history of the university.
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company donated $400,000 towards development at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, where 6-foot high dominoes fell over to symbolize the start of construction.
The Province of Manitoba has invested $47-million, helping 13 units and faculties benefit from the major development.
The project was originally announced in February 2008 by then-president Emoke Szathmáry.
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