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Project Timeline

Consultation Starts: Context Setting - COMPLETE

Apr - May 2021

Preliminary Project Set Up

  • Understand the current state and needs in the Performing Arts
  • Understand the post-pandemic challenges of underrepresented members of equity seeking groups
  • Establish Stakeholder Working Group for participation in 4
    engagement sessions

May 10 - May 28 2021

  • Understand key stakeholders and needs in the Arts and Culture Sector and the neighbourhood
Session 1 with Stakeholder Working Group - COMPLETE

Jun 17 2021, 5-8pm

Visioning and Content

  • Understanding the stakeholder needs of community and sector
  • Site review
  • Discovery/examples of possible ideas
  • Visioning Session + Vision Statement
  • Heritage assessment
Session 2 with Stakeholder Working Group - COMPLETE

Jul 6 2021, 5-8pm

Project Understanding and Design Principles

  • Specific project principles and priorities
  • Begin Building Programming – ambitions and constraints – Emerging Program elements
  • Aligning with neighbourhood and city needs and requirements
Session 3 with Stakeholder Working Group

Jul 27 2021, 5-8pm

Concept and Functional Building Program

  • Preliminary Building Program/Design Brief Outline and elements
Session 4 with Stakeholder Working Group

Aug 12 2021, 5-8pm

Finalize Deliverables

  • Continue discussion about functional program
Submit Results from Stakeholder Working Group Sessions

Sept 2021

Session 5 with Consultants

Sept - Dec 2021

  • Working with consultants including DTAH and Novita on Report for Council
Consultation Ends

Jan - Feb 2022


  • TO Live Board
  • CreateTO
  • Executive Committee
  • City Council

Engagement Reports

Context Setting


Background Information to the St. Lawrence Center Redevelopment Committee

Background Research Report

Setting the Stage: Reimagining the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

Meeting Minutes