September 20, 2014 – Kingston, Ontario – Infrastructure Canada
The Queen's University community, as well as visitors and residents of the City of Kingston and the surrounding communities in Eastern Ontario, will now benefit from the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen's University. The Centre is home to the University's Department of Film and Media and will provide teaching, performance and exhibition spaces for the School of Music, the Department of Drama and the Bachelor of Fine Art Program.
The 80,000-square-foot facility combines the best in performance design and technology and features a 560-seat concert and recital hall with superior acoustics, a drop-down screen for film presentations, a film screening room, a sound studio and recording facility, a 150-seat studio theatre, an art gallery, classrooms, and exhibition and rehearsal spaces.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Centre will also benefit the people of Kingston and the surrounding communities in Eastern Ontario. In addition to being available for use by community organizations, its superior performance and recording facilities will help attract high calibre artists of national and international acclaim as well as showcase emerging performers with exciting repertoires sure to engage and delight audiences across Eastern Ontario.
"This world-class arts facility will create jobs and economic growth by providing Queen's University, as well as visitors and residents of the City of Kingston and the surrounding communities in Eastern Ontario, with a state-of-the-art cultural and artistic hub for performances, education, creativity and training. This impressive Centre will have a tremendous impact on this community for decades to come."
- Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Special Assistant to Minister Moridi – Communications
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Communications Branch
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