Sudbury Improves Waterfront Performance Venue
McGuinty Government Funding Helps Grow Local Tourism Sector
New opportunities for community events, live performances and other spectacles will result from upgrades being completed to the only outdoor amphitheatre in Greater Sudbury.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Sudbury is renovating the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre on the shores of Lake Ramsey at Bell Park. The project includes improvements to seating and accessibility, upgrades to the stage, sound system, dressing rooms and road entrance as well as improvements to sewer, storm water and electrical systems.
This initiative is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario is providing $835,000 to this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- In 2009, the City of Greater Sudbury approved a $5 million project and hired a design team led by Castellan, James Architects to redevelop the amphitheatre, named after a former Sudbury Mayor.
“I am very pleased that our support is helping rejuvenate one of Sudbury's iconic cultural sites and literally sets the stage for new events and activities that draw visitors to the city.”
“By investing in exciting projects such as this one, the McGuinty government continues to support Northern Ontario's tourism sector.”