Place des Arts Phase One Construction Begins October 23, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

The City of Greater Sudbury has issued a conditional building permit required to begin Phase One of the construction for Place des Arts. Work on the facility will begin at the Larch Street site on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

As a result of the beginning of construction, the Larch Street Municipal Parking Lot will be permanently closed beginning Monday, October 22, 2018. Contractors for Place des Arts will begin work on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Phase One of the project includes site preparation, and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018.  Phase Two of the project, which includes building construction, will begin in spring of 2019, and will continue into 2020.

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About Place des Arts

Place des Arts is one of four Large Projects endorsed by City Council in April of 2016.

This multipurpose cultural centre is a contemporary arts and culture facility for Francophones and for the entire community.

Located in downtown Sudbury, the cultural complex will feature a fixed-seating theatre,  multifunctional studios, a contemporary art gallery, spaces for youth programming, a bistro and retail facilities. In addition to office spaces, meetings room will also be accessible.

Place des Arts will offer 850 cultural activities presented annually and is expected to attract 50,000 visitors to the downtown core each year. Services will be provided in French and English.

The estimated economic effects of the $30 million project’s construction are $18.7 million and the creation of 180 jobs over the 24 months of construction.

The Place des Arts project is led by seven local Francophone arts organizations : Carrefour francophone de Sudbury, Centre franco-ontarien de folklore, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Concerts La Nuit sur l’étang, Éditions Prise de parole, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, and Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury.

Greater Sudbury Council approved a $5 million capital contribution for the centre, as well as the land at the corner of Larch and Elgin streets, valued at approximately $500,000.