The Canadian Canoe Museum says that it received $7.5 million from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation to build its new facility in Peterborough.
The facility will be built alongside the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The museum is currently housed in a 1960s-era former factory building.
The new building is an 83,400 sq.-ft. facility designed by a team of heneghan peng architects of Dublin, Ireland, and Kearns Mancini Architects of Toronto.
The project has received foundational financial support from municipal, provincial and federal governments. It will be supported by a $65 million fundraising campaign.
Construction is scheduled to begin early next year.