St. Lawrence Centre Revitalized as Toronto's Cultural Jewel

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Today the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts marks
the conclusion of what has been one of its most successful seasons on record.
With producers from all over the GTA, the 2006-2007 season had many highlights
including the sold out Tokyo Quartet, the successful and critically acclaimed
"The Rocky Horror Show" and Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and
Creativity. Over 150,000 patrons came through the doors and enjoyed theatre,
music, dance and public affairs events in the StLC's two theatres.
    The end of the season also marks the beginning of the interior phase of
the StLC's renewal project. The facility is slated to re-open in October 2007
with a fresh, new look.
    With an eye to modernization and increasing the enjoyment for patrons,
the innovative design concept by Toronto's 3rd UNCLE design is meant to update
and reinvigorate the St. Lawrence Centre. The $3 million dollar renewal
project will include changes to the lobbies, box office, and the theatre
seating areas. "We look forward to welcoming our guests back in the fall to a
revitalized and dynamic Centre," said General Manager Jim Roe, "project
architect Paul Syme has conceived a design that reflects the brilliance of the
performances that go on in these spaces."

    Owned by the City of Toronto, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts opened
in 1970 as a Centennial project, and has been the scene of thousands of
performances over its 37-year history. The StLC is home to seven resident
companies - The Canadian Stage Company; Music Toronto; Toronto Operetta
Theatre; Opera in Concert; Hannaford Street Silver Band; Esprit Orchestra and
the St. Lawrence Centre Forum. In addition to its resident companies, over 50
other arts, cultural and corporate users make use of the StLC annually.

For further information:

For further information: Carol Henderson, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front
St East, (416) 366-1656 x 260,

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