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Canada Allocates $3.9 Million to Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage has announced that $3.9 million has been earmarked for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, to help the institution complete the renovation of its new home in the historic Automotive Tower, located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle.

“Investing in the [museum] will help strengthen the economy by creating jobs for the middle class, provide the opportunity for families to discover the arts in their own community, and create spaces for artists and artisans to share Canada’s unique perspective with the world,” Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly said.

By moving into the Sterling Road building, the museum will increase its footprint by 55,000 square feet. The institution signed a forty-year lease for the first five floors in the Automotive Tower. MOCA board of directors chair Julia Ouellette said that the museum expects to open to the public this fall.

As part of the 2016 budget, the federal government plans to invest an additional $128.4 million in cultural infrastructure through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.