Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

February 07, 2014 19:00 ET

New Halifax Convention Centre Well Under Way

Thanks to Government of Canada funding

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2014) -

The new Halifax Convention Centre will be ready to host visitors from around the world in 2016 thanks in part to funding from the federal government. With two years remaining until the Centre opens its doors, the Government of Canada is encouraged that a number of national and international organizations are already planning to bring their business to town.

This new multi-level 306,500 square foot convention centre will be a state-of-the-art, environmentally sound facility, which will include a column free ballroom overlooking the City, multi-purpose rooms and meeting spaces.

It will serve as an economic catalyst for Nova Scotia and promote the region as a premier destination, with 120,000 square feet of rentable space and a one-million square-foot mixed-use development area that will include a hotel, financial tower and retail space.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is providing Nova Scotia with $175 million through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund to fund infrastructure priorities throughout the province, such as the new convention centre.
  • In total, Nova Scotia has indicated that they plan to use over $51 million of that allocation towards the construction of the Centre.

Quotes

"With its impressive design, superior location and space capabilities, the new Halifax Convention Centre will be a magnet for attracting business from all over the world, show-casing not only our hospitality, but the best Nova Scotia has to offer. Because when the world discovers Halifax, they keep coming back. Our Government is proud to be contributing to this incredible project - a reflection of our commitment to building stronger communities through targeted investments in municipal infrastructure, for the benefit of our long-term prosperity."

The Honourable Peter MacKay

Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada

Associated Links

To learn more about the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/ptbase-finbasept-eng.html

For additional information about federal investments in infrastructure in your region, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca/regions/regions-eng.html.

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

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
    Twitter: @INFC_eng