Feb. 7 - Update on closure of Moyse Hall

Published: 8 February 2024

Original message was sent on February 7, 2024.

As we communicated on January 19 and 25, Moyse Hall and certain connected areas are closed following the discovery of plaster debris that tested positive for asbestos.

The assessment of the repair and cleanup work required was slowed down last week after a visual inspection raised concerns about the structural integrity of the catwalk located above the stage. A structural engineer was brought in and has now confirmed that the structure is sound.

With access to the stage area restored, our external specialized company will now proceed with the cleaning and retrieval of the equipment and personal belongings that were left in the closed spaces. We expect to be able to get all the items out of the spaces by the end of next week.

We can also now resume the assessment of the remediation work that will be needed in the various spaces. Based on the results of testing done since the closure, we don’t anticipate being able to reopen the hall for at least three months. We should have a clearer timeline in a couple of weeks.

We apologize again for any inconveniences that may result from this temporary closure. We will keep you informed as the situation evolves. If you have any questions, please contact the operations.foa [at] (Faculty of Arts Operations team), who will connect with us.

Facilities Management and Ancillary Services

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