Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced funding for the expansion of the BMO Convention and Trade Centre in Calgary.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $166.6 million to this project through the New Building Canada Fund, while the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary are each providing $166.6 million through the extension of the Calgary Rivers District Community Revitalization Levy. The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Ltd. has previously committed $3.9 million.
The project will more than double the size of the BMO Centre to almost one million square feet, transforming it into Canada’s second-largest facility, and create new spaces for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and consumer shows.
The project is also expected to create more than 1,800 jobs during construction and 500 new full-time positions once the expansion is complete.
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