Good news – the designs can be viewed here ahead of being presented to council on March 18.
“Having seen the new design, I am confident the PAC will be a box office hit. The Centre is a vital component in Council’s downtown revitalization efforts and we are excited to move forward and begin construction this summer,” said Mayor Brian McMullan.
In addition to the City’s website, the designs are also available on the PAC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StCatharinesPerformingArtsCentre and the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofStCatharines.
The new design remains true to the original concept of the PAC, maintaining a level of finishes that will be a sense of pride for the city.
The new design is 20,000 sq. ft. smaller than originally planned but preserves the number of seats as well as the size of the performance stage and back stage amenities.
“We are so pleased that the new design maintains all of the critical elements required to make this venue work for our local artists and the patrons that will come to see the shows,” said Steve Solski, Executive Director.
“The architects have delivered on their promise to design a world class venue for Downtown St. Catharines.”
The PAC will be built at the corner of St. Paul and Carlisle streets and will include four separate venues: a 775-seat concert hall, a theatre/dance venue with up to 210 seats, a 187-seat film theatre and a 300-seat recital hall.
A report on the new PAC design will be presented to council on March 18.
Pre-qualified bidders will be invited to bid for the above grade construction on April 2.
Council will award the contract May 27, with construction slated to begin in June.
The St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre is part of a joint effort between the City of St. Catharines and Brock University to create an academic and cultural arts hub in Downtown St. Catharines.
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