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$2.3 Million In Funding Announced For The Capitol Theatre

Tuesday October 19th, 2021, 7:29pm

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The City of Windsor will see a 2.3-million investment in the community’s arts, culture and heritage sector.

The City is investing $1.8 million, with the Government of Canada contributing $500,000 through the Legacy Fund stream of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program for the Capitol Theatre 100th Anniversary Legacy Project.

The project will commemorate the venue’s milestone anniversary with a legacy installation; community celebration; and extensive infrastructure improvements to meet user needs, improve accessibility, and increase energy efficiency.

Work is currently underway at the heritage gem in downtown Windsor, and includes the following:

  • Upgrades for ten 25-year-old heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units
  • Renovations adding 2,000 square feet of useable space
  • Replacement of 7,300 square feet of ornate carpet throughout the theatre
  • Enhancements to video and lighting equipment
  • Stage upgrades
  • Creation and installation of a digital wall highlighting the theatre’s history

The facility improvements are expected to be complete by December 2022, with a community celebration of the Capitol Theatre also anticipated for 2022.

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