Destination Halifax reports that the city’s roster of event spaces is growing thanks to new builds, reopenings and moves.
The Halifax Central Library, which opened in downtown Halifax on December 13, 2014, has meeting and event space with capacity ranges from four to 100. Paul O’Reagan Hall, a performance area, can accommodate 100 to 300 guests. Featured as one of CNN’s eye-popping buildings of 2014, the library has 360° panoramic views of Citadel Hill on one side and the Halifax Harbour. It was designed by local architecture firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell and European firm Schmidt hammer lassen architects.
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will reopen in May 2015. It includes: event space; a new interactive and immersive exhibits; transformed exhibition spaces which will have nearly doubled in size: and a new Canadian Immigration Story exhibit covering themes of journey, arrival, belonging and impact extending over four hundred years of nation building.
The Discovery Centre is set to move to a new 40,000 square foot space on the Halifax waterfront in 2015. The new space will include an Immersive Dome Theatre (the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada) and four floors of exhibit and programming space.