Historical home for medical trainees officially opens doors

With goodwill and celebration, the Medical Arts Building in Windsor officially opened this month.

Attendees at the gathering toasted to the beautiful space and the hard work that went into its construction. Guided tours led guests through the rooms and common areas, with many marveling at the luxurious feel and excellent craftsmanship.

The 83-year-old heritage building now serves as a temporary home to Schulich Medicine clerks and residents as they embark on their medical training in Windsor.

The facility is more like a boutique hotel than student residence. There are 15 smaller suites with mini kitchenettes, three smaller hotel size rooms, two two-bedroom apartments, one large three-bedroom apartment and a penthouse suite on the top floor. There is also a full common area kitchen, outdoor patio, gym, spa area, boardroom and corporate office.

Located directly across the street from the Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus, the building is ideally situated for visiting Schulich Medicine trainees.

Ray Redekop, a Canadian entrepreneur, purchased the building in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2011 that the idea of housing clerks and residents came to his attention. After meeting David Musyj, chief executive officer, Windsor Regional Hospital and Gerry Cooper, associate dean, Windsor Program, Redekop learned of the need for updated living facilities for medical clerks and residents.

View the photo slideshow from the opening event and pictures of the Medical Arts Building:
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