Demolition Set for U of W’s McNamara Hall

An architectural rendering of the exterior of the future Field House, Health, Wellness and Healing Complex at the University of Winnipeg. (HANDOUT)

Demolition work begins this week on the University of Winnipeg’s McNamara Hall to make way for the new Field House, Health, Wellness and Healing Complex.

Crews will be working on Spence Street, with the demolition of the brick building at 359 Young Street to follow in September.

An official sod-turning for the new complex is expected in early September, in conjunction with the U of W’s 2012 Homecoming.

A number of detours and reroutes will be in effect during the demolition process, including changes to Winnipeg Transit’s campus service and access to green space and pedestrian walkways.

For a complete list of changes, visit

— Staff