Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Makes Plans for Major 'Cultural Hub' on Halifax Waterfront

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Makes Plans for Major 'Cultural Hub' on Halifax Waterfront

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N.S. makes plans for major Halifax 'cultural hub'

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Halifax is a big step closer to getting a key addition to its burgeoning waterfront -- a "cultural hub" that would include the province's art gallery and art college.

The provincial government announced Tuesday that Halifax's Architecture49 had been given a $250,000 contract to prepare a facility plan that "will be used in the next steps and final decisions" for the hub.

The province says the proposed building will "help position Nova Scotia as a world leader in the visual arts."

It will also include a new public outdoor space.

A feasibility study released in March said both the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia "have both long endured inadequate, inefficient and expensive to operate buildings."

It said both were seeking new sites and "contemplating a co-location on the Salter Block of the Halifax central waterfront. …

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