Federal Budget: we fill our own potholes, but Massey Hall gets an $8m reno

MASSEYHALL1It’s 119 years old, sits on a hemmed-in site downtown, has played host to anybody who’s anybody in the entertainment world, and needs some fixing up and expansion.  The federal government has come to the rescue, with an $8 million “kick start” announced in yesterday’s federal budget.  The original stage will remain as-is, sightlines will be improved, and new seating installed.  The building will expand into a rear laneway, shared by the Elgin and Winter Garden theatres, and the forthcoming Massey Tower.

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