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    9
    February
    2016
    Addition to the National Arts Centre along the Rideau Canal. Diamond Schmitt Architects

    National Arts Centre officially breaks ground for major renovations

    Canadian architect Donald Schmitt is heading the $110-million project The National Arts Centre redesign will use glass to counter the concrete, “adding a layer of transparency,” the architect heading the project said on CBC Radio’s All In A Day after the $110-million renovation project officially broke ground on Tuesday. A new Elgin Street entrance and […]

    3
    June
    2014

    SkyDome, now Rogers Centre, turns 25

    ‘The world’s greatest entertainment centre’ still stirs debate It’s hard to believe it was 25 years ago that SkyDome, now Rogers Centre, opened. The world’s first retractable roof stadium opened June 3, 1989, in a ceremony you have to watch to believe. A key impetus for building SkyDome was a rain-soaked 1982 Grey Cup game […]

    29
    April
    2014

    Gander airport to be traded-in for new terminal

    The Gander Airport Authority made a tough choice in order to keep its terminal afloat, but the decision could leave the architectural gem that is the current airport at risk. The 200,000-square-foot international airport will be left for a building a quarter of the size to keep the operation viable. The terminal, which was built in […]

    25
    February
    2014

    National Arts Centre new logo compared to shark fin, spotlight

    People reacted on Twitter with confusion on Tuesday to the unveiling of the new National Arts Centre logo. It comes as the NAC gears up for its 45th anniversary in June. NAC spokesperson Rosemary Thompson explained that’s it’s meant to be a spotlight, which complements the new tagline, “Canada is our stage.” “It’s based on the Canadian flag. […]

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