A landmark in Regina has received a sizable donation from an anonymous donor. The University of Regina announced on Thursday that $1 million has been donated to the Darke Hall restoration project.

Renovations are currently underway on the facility, which was built in 1929. Funding from donors has allowed the university to repair the exterior of the building, but they say an additional $2 million is needed to bring the inside of the building up to code.

“This gift is a significant milestone in our fundraising campaign,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina in a written release. “Given the amount of work required to restore the aged building, we are looking to raise approximately $3 million to complete the project. I know that the people of our University community, who have been so supportive, will step forward and help us accomplish this goal.”

The university hopes to use the venue as a centre for performances and cultural activity once the renovations are complete.