Jan. 25 - Update on closure of Moyse Hall

Published: 8 February 2024

Original message was sent on January 25, 2024.

As we communicated on January 19, we closed Moyse Hall and connected areas following the discovery of plaster debris that tested positive for asbestos. We are continuing our assessment to better understand the extent of the remediation work that will be required.

This assessment involves inspecting each space to examine the condition of the walls, ceilings and floors. It also includes further testing to get a more comprehensive account of the presence of asbestos in building materials.

Meanwhile, the air tests undertaken on January 19 have all returned results under the regulatory threshold and McGill’s more stringent threshold.

We will update you once we have a tentative timeline for the reopening of some or all of the rooms. For the moment, room 165A, the adjoining spaces (165, 165C and 100), and the section of basement of the McCall MacBain Arts Building located directly beneath the theatre remain closed.

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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