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October 10, 2012, by

Theatre Centre celebrates groundbreaking moment

Artist rendering outside

After 33 years in rental spaces across the city, The Theatre Centre will break ground on its permanent home, launching a year-long renovation of the historic Carnegie Library building at 1115 Queen St W on Thursday at 11 am.

This is a big, big deal!

Praxis Theatre extends huge congratulations to the entire Theatre Centre team that has slowly put the pieces together that will allow groundbreaking experimental performance to have a permanent home in the Queen West West area.

Artist rendering inside

It is exciting to think about the decades of boundary-pushing, medium-blending, audience-challenging work to be created in this new home for contemporary performance in Toronto.

Looking forward to being there for the first shovel in ground on this community and industry defining occasion along with The Honourable Michael Chan Ontario Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport; Don McKellar, Actor/Writer/Director, Honourary Chair of The Theatre Centre Capital Campaign; possibly, but unconfirmed His Worship Mayor Rob Ford; and many other friends and colleagues who have been waiting and hoping a long time for this to happen.

If you’re free, come on down so you can bore the crap out of your grandkids with an “I was there when” groundbreaking yarn.

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  1. T. Taitt says:

    So fantastic. Congrats to Franco and everyone involved in this endeavour. We’ve been hearing about the campaign for years and to see construction finally begin must be so, so rewarding and exciting for them. It’s pretty wonderful for the community at large too.

  2. Warren says:

    His worship? Good god

  3. Hey Warren,

    That’s just what you are supposed to call the Mayor in Toronto. Miller got the same prefix. I think it’s ridiculous and would support removing this tradition, but I also think the Senate is ridiculous and there was a representative of that archaic institution present at the groundbreaking also. Are we a Republic yet?

  4. Aislinn says:

    I don’t think it’s just a Toronto thing… my mum was Her Worship while Mayor of wee little Orangeville.