An artistic rendering of a possible new Canada 150 pavilion at Harris Park has been released, and its sleek, modern design and colourful promenade are a noticeable change from the current structure.
With a budget of just under $1 million, the new Canada 150 Pavilion will be on the same site as the current bandshell but will be bigger, expanding to 5,000 square feet, from 3,000 square feet. The pavilion will also take on a more modern look than its predecessor, a gazebo-style bandshell that was built in 1990.
A colourful feature of the main pathway will be a stone promenade wall with a series of upright steel tubes in rainbow colours, reflecting the official Canada 150 logo.
The Canada 150 Pavilion will go out to tender this fall and be completed next May, in time for the Canada Day celebration presented by Canada 150 London lead partners, London Celebrates Canada.
Half of the funding for the project will come from a $1.8-million grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The funding, announced in February, is targeted at 10 community renovation and restoration projects to be completed in time for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Under the terms of the deal, $495,000 for the bandshell project will come from the federal grant with the other half picked up by the city.
In addition to Canada Day, the pavilion will be in use for other Canada 150 London programs and initiatives over the remainder of the 2017 year.
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