Construction on the building began in 2015 to increase space for more programming and amenities and bring it up to current accessibility standards.
Ottawa officials and residents are celebrating the complete transformation of an industrial facility.
The Arts Court Redevelopment Project – formerly the Carlton County Courthouse, Arts Court – is now a multidisciplinary arts facility operating as a collaboration between the City of Ottawa and a Residents Steering Committee comprised of nine resident organizations.
“The arts have a strong presence in our city, and it’s only fitting that the central home of the arts in Ottawa grows with this vibrant community and provides a safe space where residents can explore new types of art through galleries and programming,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
“When I walk through the halls of the entire facility, I feel nothing but pride in what we’ve built with the support of our partners.”
The Honorable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ottawa-Vanier offered congratulations and thanks to those who made it possible.
“Our government is proud to be a part of this important project for our vibrant artistic community. We have within these walls some of the best artists in Ottawa and Canada. The Arts Court gives them a place to showcase their work that they deserve. Talent,” said Fortier.
Construction began in 2015 to expand the space for more programming and amenities and bring it up to current accessibility standards.
Rideau-Vanier councilor Matthew Fleury said it’s amazing to see the property transformed into a more modern, accessible building, Ottawa’s local arts mecca.
Councilor Matthew Fleury was joined by Treasury Board President the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Chief Wendy Jocko, Algonquins of the Pikwakanagan First Nation and representatives of the Arts Court to unveil a plaque. convenience travel.