Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

February 28, 2014 14:30 ET

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal Leaps to a New Location!

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2014) - Infrastructure Canada

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, accompanied by Alain Dancyger, Director General of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, today announced priority funding of up to $7 million for a project to relocate Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

The project would see Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, the internationally renowned company, relocated to new offices in the Wilder Building. The project calls for the construction of two dance studios, built to international standards, which will improve rehearsal conditions for dancers. A production studio will also be designed, allowing the dance company to pursue its creative endeavours. The building will include four training and technical studios, including the new National Dance Therapy Centre, a recreation division, faculty offices and technical support locker rooms.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest up to $7 million of the total eligible project costs of $28.81 million. This federal funding is conditional on the project meeting all of the requirements under the Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.
  • The federal contribution is being provided under the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund, which supports projects that promote economic growth, community recreation, cultural and tourism development.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in significant infrastructure projects, as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across Québec and Canada. This new state-of-the-art building will meet the artistic needs of Les Grands Ballets, as well as further enhance Montreal's growing reputation as an international dance hub."

The Honourable Shelly Glover

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface

"Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal are pleased that the Government of Canada is providing support for our project. This investment is important, not only to our future and development, but to Canada's image as a laboratory for innovation and excellence."

Alain Dancyger

Directeur General of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Additional Links

Learn more about the New Building Canada Plan by visiting www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

Learn more about federal investments in infrastructure in your region by visiting www.infrastructure.gc.ca/regions/regions-eng.html.

Consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at www.actionplan.gc.ca for more information on the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy.

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Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette, Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Alena Jeangrand
    Press Secretary
    514-849-8681 extension 263
    ajeangrand@grandsballets.com

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca