Toronto, ON, Canada (NewsBahn) – Persistent snow and ice have nearly erased a paint job that cost Ryerson University about $195,000.
Faded blue and gold marks remain from the work, undertaken in September through a car-free area of the campus.
School officials explained that winter caused them to move quickly on the project.
“We did the work in a rush,” Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson vice-president of administration and finance, wrote in a blog post she penned, called “I’m Sorry.”
One coat that concealed messy roadwork cost $20,000, while the second coat covered the remainder and pointed to university landmarks.
Unfortunately the paint used didn’t prove to be particularly durable.
“We had a narrow range of temperatures when the epoxy could be applied. I required my team complete the work before the temperature dropped. That was my mistake,” Hanigsberg wrote.