• History of Taché Hall Book - The book is currently being sold through the U of M BookStore for $49.95 plus GST and shipping (if required). We only want to break even, not make money on this project. The Bookstore is selling the book exclusively with no mark-up.
There are only 3 books left, so if you are interested in a very limited edition copy, please contact the U of M BookStore at 204-474-6450.
For a preview of some of the stories included, please see the Memories section on the right side panel.
► What's happening to Taché Hall?
This building, now 100 years old, is being renovated as part of Project Domino and will become home to teaching, studio, and office spaces for Music and Art.
Here is a draft of changes that are being planned for the future of Taché Hall. Notice that the two gyms, the centre wing, and the east wing will be torn down (as of Nov. 2012 the outside demolition has been completed). From the front of the building, it appears that not much will be altered, other than the large obstruction of the new ArtLab in front of the East entrance. This is unfortunate, as now the wonderful symmetry of this century-old building is disturbed. More information about future plans can be found at the Taché Arts Project website. See floor-by-floor plans at Taché Masterplan.
Stuart Olson Dominion has been appointed construction manager for the Tache Hall Music, Art and Theatre Complex for the University of Manitoba. The $60 million project will be a 200,000 square-foot complex.
The scope includes the renovation of 100 year old Tache Hall, a four-storey, 130,000 sq. ft., building. It also includes the demolition of the interior Tache Hall wings and gymnasiums, and construction of a new two-storey, 90,000 sq. ft. addition on Tache Hall’s south-west side. The addition will accommodate an auditorium and music rehearsals.
Construction is expected to start in October and wrap up in July, 2014. The project is aiming to attain LEED Silver certification.
What does Taché Hall look like now? The hoarding fence is up around the building and most of the windows have been removed and covered with OSB panelling. The new Pembina Hall Residence rises from behind with a magnificent view of the city to the north and the river to the south. This summer, the West Gym, the east wing of West, the west wing of East, and the East Gym have all been demolished (see photos on the Taché Hall Facebook page). The back of Taché Hall is now completely down and is being prepared for the construction of the new Auditorium and Music Annex (see rendering in yellow).
► Did you ever live in Taché Hall?
This ever-expanding website is augmented and updated by ongoing archival research and submission of “I-was-there” stories by Taché Hall alumni.
Please send your stories and photos (scanned to 300 dpi) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information to 204-474-6404. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
► Other items of interest:
The Winnipeg Free Press
The Winnipeg Sun
The Winnipeg Tribune
► Go Down Memory Lane
Please send your stories, photos and images (scanned to 300 dpi) to email@example.com or call for more information to 204-474-6404. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
► Need help getting a story started?
Well, why don't you fill in the questionnaire below to help kick-start a memory ...
Note: Once you've filled in your questionnaire, it should be easier to wrtie a memory or two for this website. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information to 204-474-6404.
► Featured Photos
Please send your photos (scanned to 300 dpi) to email@example.com or call for more information to 204-474-6404.
► Check out your old room
Below are current floor plans, although the room numbers may not match from the early years.
► Join the Taché Hall Facebook Group
Please join in the fun and become a friend on Facebook. Share your own TH photos and memories and answer some of the mystery questions we have.