Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 20, 2015 11:00 ET

Investing in Cultural Spaces in Peel Region

Government of Canada supports renovations to the Mississauga Living Arts Centre

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $580,000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to support improvements to the Mississauga Living Arts Centre (LAC). With this funding, the LAC will purchase and install upgrades to the sound systems for Hammerson Hall, one of the Centre's main performance spaces.

Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament (Mississauga East-Cooksville), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Hammerson Hall is one of the largest performance halls in the Greater Toronto Area, with seating for up to 1,315 people.
  • This project allows the LAC to upgrade their audio sound system and accommodate the technical needs of touring artists and local arts presenters.
  • The Living Arts Centre serves as the performance outlet for dozens of Mississauga arts organizations and community cultural groups, including the Mississauga Choral Society, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Mississauga International Children's Festival and 30 community organizations.


"Our Government is committed to improving physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation so that artists can continue to pursue their craft."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am pleased the Government of Canada is providing funding to upgrade the Mississauga Living Arts Centre-an important cultural space that provides our community and the region with access to professional performing arts."

-Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament (Mississauga East-Cooksville)

"The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga is proud to have served more than 5 million visitors in its 18-year existence. Known for its commitment to high-quality performing and visual arts, the LAC provides a premier multifaceted entertainment facility. Thanks to the valuable and generous support of Canadian Heritage, LAC can continue its commitment to present quality Canadian and international performers of the highest possible standard to patrons of all ages-from school children to seniors."

-Maja Prentice, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Living Arts Centre

Associated Links

Mississauga Living Arts Centre

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage