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On Canada Day in 2017, the National Arts Centre will be opening its dazzling new addition to the public as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The “new” National Arts Centre will include a glittering entrance on Elgin Street, facing Confederation Square with improved performance and public spaces that will enjoy one of the most magnificent views of the nation’s capital.

On December 10, 2014, the former Minister responsible for the National Capital region, the Honourable John Baird announced that $110.5 million would be invested into the architectural rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre.

The building will remain open throughout the construction period which is set to begin sometime during the first few months of 2016. Audience members will be invited to take part in our “theatre of construction” through monthly events, public talks, and site visits.

The NAC is working with one of Canada’s most celebrated architects, Donald Schmitt to design the new addition. PCL has won the construction management contract. Both firms are renowned for beautiful work and are committed to ensuring a grand opening for Canada Day in 2017.

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