Calgary invests $2.5M for new accessible arts building after roof collapse destroyed old centre | CBC News

Calgary invests $2.5M for new accessible arts building after roof collapse destroyed old centre | CBC News
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Three years after a roof collapse at a Calgary arena displaced Canada’s largest organization for artists with disabilities, the centre has found a new home.

National accessArts Centre (NaAC), formerly known as the Indefinite Arts Centre, will receive $2.5 million from the city to upgrade the old Scouts Canada building, located at 2140 Brownsea Drive N.W. 

“We’re all breathing a huge sigh of relief,” said CEO Jung-Suk Ryu. “We know where our home is going to be, and that’s a huge relief to our community of artists.”

In February 2018, the roof of the Fairview Arena collapsed following a heavy snowstorm. The centre, located in the adjacent community hall, was given just one hour’s notice that the building was structurally unsafe — the roof came down exactly one hour after centre…



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