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Old January 24th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Brampton: New Performing Arts Centre

I didn't know about this (and wasn't sure if it was posted) and I just happened to stumble across this, but I guess, Brampton (a Toronto suburb) is building a new performing arts centre. By the information I have read, I believe it is in downtown (if Brampton even has a downtown at all) in a place going to be called MARKET SQUARE. Even though Brampton has little to no nightlife, maybe this will help just slightly.

It is expected to generate $2.7 million in economic activity for Brampton the first year and grow to $19.8 million by the fifth year. It will attract more than 55,000 visitors annually who will spend about $275,000 on before and after-show entertainment and will create close to 300 permanent jobs in Brampton. It will have a capacity of 850-1,000 seats with a multi purpose, two atrium lobby, full handicapped accessibility, along with modern sound and lighting equipment, and an orchestra pit/warmup facility.

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and the construction pictures:

Jan. 12, 2004


May 6, 2004


June 19, 2004


June 28, 2004


July 8, 2004


Sept. 15, 2004


Nov. 3, 2004


Dec. 1, 2004


It should be completed sometime this year, I think.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Wow!
Just as good as the Four Seasons Centre!
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Ew, it's in Brampton.
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