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Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study


The City of Cornwall undertook a Feasibility Study for a new ... 
Arts and Culture Centre


+VG Architects and Sierra Planning and Management, through a consultation and evaluation process for cultural programs, program and spaces, and site selection, recommend that the best option for the location of a new Arts and Culture Centre would be at the Civic Centre Complex in the City of Cornwall. 

As an adaptive re-use and addition project, included as Option A in the report below, the design and construction of the facility under Option A utlizes some existing spaces within the Civic Centre on the lower level, along with a large addition to accomodate the new accessible Entrance Hall, Black Box Theatre and Back of House spaces.  This option would meet both the cultural program requirements and the space requirements for the proposed Arts and Culture Centre.  These requirements include flexible, multi-use spaces for several different types of cultural programs, an art gallery, studio spaces and classrooms, as well as a large Black Box Theatre space that could accomodate approximately 250 people.  This location also provides opportunities to connect with the waterfront and adjacent public facilities while meeting new accessibility requirements and serving local demographics of the community, key factors affecting site selection.

The Arts and Culture Centre Adaptive Re-Use project would work best under a form of municipal ownership operation model to serve the range of uses and programming, and the associated governance model would include an advisory board.


Arts and Culture Centre Study


Additional Information

For more information regarding the City of Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study project, please contact:  

James Fawthrop
Division Manager, Parks and Recreation