March 4, 2023 – CBC PEI: The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a major overhaul planned for Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre of the Arts at an open house later this month.
The proposed changes include substantial renovations to existing buildings and facades, and the addition of new spaces.
Phase 1 of the project — the Victoria Row side of the centre — will cost $65 million. CEO Steve Bellamy said construction for the first phase is expected to begin at the end of summer 2024, and finish up in 2026.
Phase 2, which doesn’t yet have a projected timeline, will involve changes to the Grafton Street entryways to the art gallery.
Bellamy said the plans were five years in the making, and the hope is that the old library space will become a “national culture leadership institute,” a first in the country aimed at both the creation of new works, and training for artists and industry professionals.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Maggie Brown here