Federal and Ontario governments share in $60 million Massey Hall renovation costs

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The federal and Ontario governments have announced funding to continue the renovation and expansion of Toronto’s Massey Hall. The overall $60 million in funding will support the project designed by KPMB Architects and GBCA Architecture.

Turner & Townsend (cm2r) is the project manager for the work, the second phase of the overall project. Databid.com reports that tendering is under-way and says “please contact the project manager . . . for specific tender packages and due dates.”

The provincial and federal governments are each making matching $30 million contributions.

“Our government’s investment will enable the historic Massey Hall to continue promoting the arts and inspiring future generations of Canadian artists,” said James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, on behalf of the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Cultural spaces like Massey Hall celebrate diversity, support vibrant and inclusive communities, and create more jobs.”​

Among other renovations to the main hall, crews will install a retractable seating system and restore about 100 of the exterior’s original stained glass windows.

Deane Cameron, president and CEO of Massey & Roy Thomson Hall, said the project will create jobs for about 1,800 tradespeople.

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