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November 5, 2017

North Delta Centre for the Arts construction set to begin

Work is finally set to begin on North Delta’s new centre for the arts.

On Monday, Oct. 30, council awarded Maple Leaf Homes Ltd. the contract to build the centre. The work will be done at the same time as the company builds its Delta Gardens development next door.

The new 11,000 square foot arts centre will be built adjacent to the North Delta Recreation Centre just steps from the site of the late-Firehall Centre for the Arts.

“The old building served a great purpose and served the community well, but it was a very tired and aged facility that had seen certainly better days,” Coun. Robert Campbell said. “This takes us from cobbling together a space to provide for our performing arts and culture people, to providing a space that’s of a quality second to none in the Lower Mainland.

“This is on the same level as the Orpheum Annex,” he continued. “It’s wonderful to be able to sit here and see this being approved and knowing that Delta is going to have a facility that’s on a level of something you would see in the centre of a large city like Vancouver.”

The facility will be double the size of the Firehall Centre and include 120 retractable seats, allowing for a more flexible use of the theatre space. As well, the building will include three multi-purpose rooms, large lobby/foyer spaces on the first and second floors, and a concession area.

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