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Improving Cultural Infrastructure at Queen's University in Kingston

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Improving Cultural Infrastructure at Queen's University in Kingston

Ministry of Infrastructure

Infrastructure investment stimulates economic growth, creates jobs, supports stronger communities and enhances the overall prosperity of Ontarians.

The construction of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Centre at Queen's University in Kingston is a priority federal and provincial investment.

The Centre will provide the following benefits for residents, students and visitors to the region:

  • A 560-seat concert/recital hall;
  • A 150-seat studio theatre;
  • A climate controlled art gallery housed in the lobby, which will be accessible to the public; and
  • A film screening room.

Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are setting aside up to $30 million for this project. Each government is setting aside up to $15 million, or up to one half of eligible costs, whichever is less, towards the project. Other key partners include generous Queen's benefactors Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader, who have donated $18 million, and the City of Kingston, with a contribution of up to $6 million. The total estimated cost for the Centre will be approximately $63 million and additional fundraising will be undertaken by the University.

Federal and provincial financial support for this project is conditional on the project meeting all applicable eligibility and approval requirements under the Government of Canada's infrastructure plan and on the signing of a contribution agreement.

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