Canada invests in new visual arts centre in Vancouver

Infrastructure Canada

Today, the Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced over $29.3 million in funding for a new cultural building that will house a centre for visual arts in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Art Gallery at the Chan Centre for Visual Arts will be an inclusive and green premium arts centre encouraging collaboration and showcasing varied collections from Canadian and international artists. The facility will include a multi-purpose Indigenous Community House, a theatre, public art spaces, and initiatives and programming for marginalized and underserved groups. In addition to being fully accessible, the building will also meet the highest energy efficiency standards for meeting Canada’s climate goals, exceeding net-zero carbon standards for energy and featuring solar heating, triple-glazed windows, and heat pumps, among its green features.

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