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Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Government of Canada says it will provide $20 million over the next two years for urgent capital projects at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
“This cultural and artistic centre in Toronto is a unique and valuable part of the development of Canadian cultural expression and professional artistic presentation in Canada. The Government of Canada is proud to help strengthen the infrastructure and enrich the performance spaces at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, a flagship destination for the community,” said Steven Guilbeault, minister of Canadian heritage.
The federal Harbourfront Centre Funding Program provides operating funding to the Harbourfront Centre to allow it to offer access to cultural, educational and recreational programs and activities on the Toronto waterfront, to support its fixed operating costs and to facilitate the Harbourfront Centre’s ability to leverage funding from other sources and pursue other revenue-generating strategies.
Canadian Heritage’s significant capital investment recognizes the vital role Harbourfront Centre has played hosting a diverse range of artists and communities in its venues for close to 50 years,” said Marah Braye, Harbourfront CEO.
“This funding enables us to continue to build an inclusive and sustainable cultural centre and repair aging infrastructure, focusing on enhanced accessibility, so that we can continue to present world-class programming to our audiences. We thank Canadian Heritage on behalf of the millions of visitors who join us every year and look forward to a safe and successful reopening and to serving our community into the future.”