Conservatory of Music gets $2.1-M

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The Algoma Conservatory of Music held a press conference this afternoon where MP Terry Sheehan announced that through Canada Cultural Spaces Fund they will be getting $2-Million and an additional $100,000 through Canada 150 through FedNor.

This money will allow them to make further renovations to their building on Huron Street.

Over the years the conservatory has struggled with venues, 8 of them to be exact, and one of the buildings on the old paper mill site has been a good fit for them.

The infrastructure changes will be made to that building.

The include things like a new 170-seat theatre on the third floor, preservation of Francis H. Clergue’s old office, an elevator, a second theatre on the first floor and more.

This way an audience of 10-1000 can be catered to.

It was said that a new venue of its size would run over $60-Million.