Canada and Quebec participate in the renovation of the J.-Antonio-Thompson theater
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, May 28, 2021 / CNW / – The governments of Canada and Quebec, in partnership with the City of Trois-Rivières, announced a total of $ 36.6 million in funding to renovate and modernize the J.-Antonio-Thompson theater.
The announcement was made today in the presence of the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Pablo Rodriguez, Lieutenant of Quebec and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Jean Lamarche, Mayor of Trois – Rivières.
The works will include: expansion of the reception area, ticket office and foyer; the replacement of approximately 100 seats; the reorganization of changing rooms and seats to allow better visualization; the expansion of artists’ rooms, the addition of multifunctional rooms for special events and the repair of the roof, insulation and electrical installations. Thanks to this project, the J.-Antonio-Thompson theater will be able to compete with Of Quebec large performance venues by ensuring greater accessibility for people with reduced mobility and improving the comfort and experience of all spectators.
The government of Canada invests $ 10 million in this project through the Community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program. The government of Quebec also invests $ 10 million through the Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). The City of Trois – Rivières will provide more than $ 16.6 million to the project.
Across the country, Canadians and Quebecers are feeling the effects of COVID-19. Together, Canada and Quebec work to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure the health and safety of the population, support businesses and promote job creation, economic growth and investment in cultural infrastructure.
“Investing in cultural infrastructure helps build strong, dynamic and inclusive communities. The renovation of the J.-Antonio-Thompson theater will improve the accessibility of this heritage site and promote the presentation of high-caliber cultural events in the Mauricie region. From Canada The infrastructure plan strengthens our communities and creates jobs for today and tomorrow. “
The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“These investments will allow cultural infrastructure to compete with leading establishments and attract high quality artistic events. In turn, these events will contribute to local and provincial economic recovery and create opportunities for local artists,” while enhancing well-being and the cultural experience. This is why I am personally delighted with the renovation project of the magnificent J. Antonio Thompson Theater. “
Pablo Rodriguez, Lieutenant of Quebec and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
“The improvement of a place of this magnitude will have a beneficial impact on the economic revival of the cultural milieu and for the economy of the region. Its new facilities will consolidate the status of the JA-Thompson as a major hub for cultural dissemination in Mauricie. Thanks to this partnership, an investment in a project of this magnitude becomes possible and only makes winners. First, the citizens of Trois-Rivières who will have access to a quality cultural offer in a welcoming environment of which they will be proud, then our performers and creators, who will be able to work in places designed to enhance them. “
Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications
“This is excellent news for the cultural dynamism of Trois-Rivières. This work is more than mortar, brick and concrete. It is an investment in our economy, our quality of life and also our creativity. It is a real tonic administered to institutions and organizations that contribute to better social and community life in our towns and villages. The improvement of this place of diffusion anchored in the identity of the region will allow it to continue to play for a long time a beneficial role on the dynamism of the region. our region while confirming its status as a cultural landmark and will continue to be a source of pride for the citizens of Trois-Rivières.
Jean Boulet, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region
“We welcome today’s announcement with great joy. Thanks to these contributions, we are counting on a production offering on a very large scale, while greatly improving the spectator experience. With this support, we reaffirm Trois-Rivières’ leadership position in cultural offerings. in Mauricie and in the provinces. The J.-Antonio-Thompson room is already recognized as one of the most beautiful Quebec. It is a gem. I am very happy for Trois-Rivières and for all lovers of cultural products: this is what we do for them. “
Jean Lamarch, Mayor of Trois-Rivières
The Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program stems from the Integrated Bilateral Agreement. The MCC is responsible for the cultural infrastructure sub-component of the community and recreational infrastructure component. The envelope available for this call for projects was $ 100 million, $ 50 million from the federal government Invest in Canada Plan and $ 50 million of Quebec.
Each financial investment is made equally by the federal government (Infrastructure Canada-INFC) and the CMC.
The objective of this program is to improve the quality and accessibility of cultural infrastructures.
As part of the investment in Canada Plan, the government of Canada will invest more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in public transport, green and social infrastructure, transport infrastructure that supports commerce, and From Canada rural and northern communities.
In Quebec, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $ 6.5 billion in 1,146 infrastructure projects.
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