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The Edifice Complex

Creative Spaces Case Studies Webinar Series

This webinar has been cancelled.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, ABO must, unfortunately, announce the cancellation of the Edifice Complex featuring the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). GCTC will be unable to present the webinar and it is, therefore, cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those who were interested in attending.

Date Updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EST
Cost: Free

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is Ottawa’s largest professional, independent theatre—with a mandate to foster, produce, and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world.

After spending the 80s and 90s operating out of a renovated truck garage on Gladstone Avenue, GCTC moved to the lovely, trendy, and super-hipster Wellington West neighbourhood of Ottawa where it now calls the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre it’s home. The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre includes a 262-seat mainstage theatre, a flexible black box studio theatre, and two spacious lobbies. It has allowed GCTC to expand its activities and become a hub for community-based and artistic activities.

Achieving this new state-of-the-art and LEED-designated facility was not without its trials; during the course of the build, steel prices skyrocketed leaving the organization with a 1.6 million-dollar shortfall that took eight years to address.

As part of the Creative Spaces Case Studies webinar series, join Hugh Neilson, Managing Director of the GCTC as he shares stories of how the organization achieved its dream of the new facility, how it successfully tackled the debt, and thoughts and approaches on how to reduce the possibility of similar circumstances.

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