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Media Coverage

June 26, 2018

Halifax’s waterfront the site of a proposed new cultural arts hub

Halifax is a big step closer to getting a key addition to its burgeoning waterfront — a “cultural hub” that would include the province’s art gallery and art college.

The provincial government announced Tuesday that Halifax’s Architecture49 had been given a $250,000 contract to prepare a facility plan that “will be used in the next steps and final decisions” for the hub.

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June 20, 2018
City of Brampton

New Cultural Master Plan for the City of Brampton

The City launched the development of the Culture Master Plan in October 2017. The process involved significant community engagement, led by the consulting team of Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity, and guided by a Steering Committee of community cultural leaders. In total, more than 3,500 residents and visitors representing a wide variety of stakeholder groups were engaged to voice their thoughts on arts and culture in Brampton. The City remains committed to the continuous engagement of these creators and communities as a valued part of Brampton’s cultural ecology.

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May 9, 2018

Toronto's Bontanical Garden to Grow from Four to 35 Acres

The Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to expand Toronto's bontaical garden from four to 35 acres. The master plan was created through a joint effort by local dseign firm Forrec, W. Gary Smith, Landscape Architect, and Lord Cultural Resources.

While the City of Toronto will retain ownership of the 35-acre site, Toronto Bontanical Garden will take the lead in the detailed design and in fundraising, and both parties are committed to maintaining free access for the public.

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April 16, 2018

With Chagall headed for auction, National Gallery vies with two Quebec museums to buy David painting

The National Gallery is selling a Marc Chagall painting at a New York auction for millions of dollars so it can buy the 239-year-old Jacques-Louis David piece and prevent it from leaving Canada more than a century after it arrived.

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April 5, 2018
D Magazine

An Insider’s Guide to the Busiest 10 Days of the Dallas Art World

With Aries season comes the most populated stretch of the arts calendar in Dallas. The next 10 days of the city-christened Dallas Arts Month include the Dallas Art Fair, a slew of gallery openings, numerous pop-ups, galas, and parties.

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March 29, 2018
Theatre Dance Opera: Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

Soft Power Destinations Awards

Theatre Dance Opera (TAPA) promoted the Soft Power Destinations Awards submissions on their website. "The Soft Power Destinations Awards recognize soft power best practices in cultural destinations." - TAPA

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March 28, 2018
CBC News Nova Scotia

Plan to move NSCAD, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to waterfront 'cultural hub'

A new "cultural hub" the provincial government says will help make Nova Scotia a "world leader in visual arts" is in the works for Halifax's waterfront.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and NSCAD University will both be moved from their current downtown Halifax locations to a new facility.

The project was announced Wednesday. A tender will be issued in the coming weeks to develop a detailed proposal that will consider where exactly the cultural hub should be located, how much it will cost, and look at issues like parking, according to Culture Minister Leo Glavine.

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February 22, 2018
TVO: The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Reinventing Museums

Gail discussed the reinvention of museums. How a they facing their colonial roots and connect with communities at TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, along with Silvia Forni, Gordon Shadrach and Andrew Hunter.

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February 16, 2018

Holocaust memorial, Daniels projects win NY Design award

Two Canadian projects were among 32 winners honoured last month at the 2018 AIA New York Design Awards symposium held in New York City.

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February 2, 2018
Brampton Guardian

Brampton seeking public input for culture master plan

The City of Brampton is looking for ideas on how to shape its first culture master plan.

Local planners have embarked on drafting a new strategy for the delivery of municipal cultural services and investments over the next 10 years.

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