|The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the City of Ottawa is receiving $5,250,000 to fund the expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the redevelopment of the Arts Court building. She also announced that the Ottawa Art Gallery is receiving an additional $1,300,000 for specialized equipment to outfit their new space. Minister Joly, along with Minister Catherine McKenna, Mayor Watson and members of Council, and other dignitaries were on site at Arts Court this morning for the announcement and a tour.|
Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa Art Gallery Director and Chief Executive Officer Alexandra Badzak, Minister Melanie Joly, Mayor Jim Watson, Minister Catherine McKenna, and SAW Video Director Penny McCann
|Construction of a new Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of the Arts Court site is well underway. Check back regularly for construction progress and updates about this exciting city-building project.|
|It’s been a busy winter for the OAG and Arts Court and there has been a lot of construction progress on site.
The contractor continues to work on enclosing all of the floors and installing the necessary mechanical and electrical infrastructure for the new OAG. The top floor of the tower was poured early February and the mechanical roof of the tower is scheduled to be poured later this month. The concrete work for the public sector and the structural steel installation, with the exception of the catwalks and travelling beams for the University of Ottawa Black Box theatre, has been completed. The concrete floors of the OAG Firestone Gallery and the Multi-purpose room have been completed.
|View from Ottawa University’s Demarais Building looking at Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion in the background|
|View from Waller & Mackenzie King; South Elevation|
|View from Waller & Mackenzie King; OAG on left, private sector tower on right|