Mark Boileau, General Manager, Planning Development and Recreation introduced Martin Tite, Principal, and Jennifer Heaney, Associate, with GRC Architects who would be presenting the preliminary design for the future Arts and Culture Centre.
Mr. Boileau thanked the Arts Centre Steering Committee that assisted GRC Architects with the different features. Mr. Boileau also extended the City's appreciation to the Arts Centre Be the Link Fundraising Committee and their commitment to raise $1 million towards the project. The Committee has raised $875,076 to date.
Ms. Jennifer Heaney provided a brief overview of the virtual engagement session that was held in the summer of 2020 and the 8 guiding principles that were generated for the Arts Centre. Ms. Heaney presented the pre-design (Class C) drawings which included a number of recommendations for renovating the space as well as the estimated cost of $7,388,600 for construction.
Mr. Jamie Fawthrop, Manager, Recreation and Facilities, indicated that they will be looking at the Capitol Theatre's artifacts to see how they may be incorporated within the art centre. Mr. Fawthrop also presented a proposed business plan and operating budget for the Centre.