We have received all the necessary funding to begin Phase II. Public funds from the Commission de la capitale nationale and private funds from the Fondation Bagatelle will help round up available amounts to complete the work.
Phase II restoration work began in late March.Menuiserie Pouliot is presently working on the top floor, plastering the walls, and will soon begin painting. These rooms, which were used as workshops during the prison period, and as offices and apartments in later years, will be converted to office space. This is an urgent need with our eleven full-time staff in cramped quarters, others spilling onto the library balcony, and additional student jobs planned for the summer.
Wiring for our computer and Internet network is also being set up. This will allow us to have wireless access in the library and College Hall, among other things.