Cornwall City Council approved the tender for the reconstruction of the future Arts and Culture Centre at its February 27 meeting.
The tender was awarded to Laurin and Co. (152610 Canada Inc.) from Nepean, Ontario, at a net cost of $9,356,516.54. Construction is to begin this spring.
“The approval of the tender is the final step in the decade long process to establish a community-based hub for Arts and Culture in the City of Cornwall”, said Mayor Justin Towndale. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous supporters who have made this project a reality, and to recognize their dedication to this project, and our community.”
A total of $1,382, 664.70 has been raised to date through community fundraising for the Arts and Culture Centre, which will be located at 159 Pitt Street.
“Thank you for your patience, your generosity, and your support for this very important development in our community,” said Katie Burke, referring to donors. “Monday evening was an important moment in the evolution of the Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre.”