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Scene: A New Home for Theatre on Queen West

A wandering arts space gets a place to call its own.

The Theatre Centre's groundbreaking ceremony, at the Carnegie Library on Queen Street West.

WHERE: 1115 Queen Street West, at Lisgar Street

WHEN: October 11, 11 a.m.

WHAT: The Theatre Centre, an arts incubator and theatre production company, has been renting its facilities for 33 years. It has relocated, by one estimate, more than 10 times. This morning, the organization finally broke ground on a permanent home: a 1908 Carnegie Library building on Queen Street West. Before it takes over the space, the Theatre Centre will perform a $6.2 million renovation, funded in part by government grants. The revamped building will have a 200-seat performance space, a rehearsal area, a cafe, and a gallery. At the project’s groundbreaking ceremony earlier today, actor Don McKellar joined Theatre Centre staff and political representatives from all three levels of government. A press release issued on October 5 said Mayor Rob Ford would be there as well, but he wasn’t.

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