We’ve recently completed a series of renovations to ensure our carbon footprint is reduced that were supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Many will have noticed the addition of eco-friendly exterior lighting, high-tech water fountains throughout the theatre (“hydration stations”) and an upgraded air conditioning system.
We received a grant of $395,000 which helped to not only boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages, but also reduced the number of water bottles used within the theatre, a more efficient HVAC system, and more efficient lighting throughout the exterior of the building
The funds were matched by the City of Kitchener for a total investment of $790,000.
The federal funding comes from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which has issued 350 grants in southern Ontario to upgrade parks, trails, and community and cultural centres to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation.
The grant will help our theatre maintain an energy efficient building which will allow our organization to lower our annual utilities costs and contribute to global energy conservation efforts.
This project will allow us to look to the future to provide a world class centre for arts and entertainment for future generations, while lowering our carbon footprint.