Vale makes $100,000 donation to Sudbury arts building

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Vale has donated $100,000 to Sudbury’s Place des Arts’ building fund.

Construction on the $30 million cultural centre in downtown Sudbury began on Oct. 23. When finished, the 60,000-square-foot building will include a bar and restaurant area with a capacity of 100 people, a smaller black box theatre with 150 seats, and a larger theatre with 300 seats, says Northern Ontario Business.

The arts centre will be home to eight cultural organizations and is expected to host 850 events in its first year, generating 50,000 admissions. Construction of Phase 1 began on Oct. 29 and Phase 2 will follow in 2019.

Vale’s contribution brings the fundraising campaign to more than $1.275 million. Combined with public funding already committed, the campaign is close to 92 per cent of its $30 million construction budget goal.

Additional funding comes from Canadian Heritage, FedNor, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the City of Greater Sudbury.

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