MONTRÉAL, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada values its heritage buildings and is investing to ensure that they are preserved for future generations.
Following a competitive tender, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Québec, announced today, on behalf of Public Services and Procurement Canada, the awarding of a contract to Le George V service de banquets et traiteur (catering company) to manage the multi-purpose spaces at the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury.
Le George V service de banquets et traiteur will be mandated to manage the multi-purpose room, the foyer and the commemorative hall. It will provide management, promotion and optimization services for the multi‑purpose spaces, including supervising events and selecting teams of personnel and caterers. The business tasked with managing the multi‑purpose space will pay the government a portion of its profits.
The entire space of the central Armoury building, which was the drill hall before the fire, will become a large multi-purpose room that will be able to be used for holding community, cultural and social events. The room, which is approximately 2,000 m², will be able to simultaneously accommodate 1,300 people or be divided into two sections as needed and will include a moveable stage. This room's design will make use of the latest technology and emphasis will be placed on the quality of the acoustics, since it will be used for staging events.
The commemorative hall will be used as a lobby for the public and as facilities commemorating the military history of the Armoury and the Voltigeurs. The Armoury will also have a foyer adjacent to the main hall, in the back of the building, with a view of the Plains of Abraham.
"After the fire of 2008, major work was required to restore this jewel to its former glory. Today, thanks to the awarding of this contract, I am very pleased that the people in the Quebec Region once again have access to this important site."
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Québec
"This agreement will allow the general public to attend various events at the Armoury and to admire the historical and architectural richness of this heritage building. It will also boost the economy by helping to create jobs in the events industry in Québec."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"George V service de banquets et traiteur aims to make the Armoury one of Québec's go-to venues for events, tourism, business, and conferences, as well as for local charitable organisations. The team will work closely with Fondation des Voltigeurs (9th battalion) to showcase the Commemorative Hall dedicated to the history of the Voltigeurs."
President, George V service de banquets et traiteur
- The multi-purpose spaces will be available to rent beginning in spring 2018.
- The reconstruction of the Armoury began in summer 2015.
- The work on the envelope of the Armoury will be complete in summer 2017, and the work will continue inside the building to prepare it for use.
SOURCE Public Works & Government Services Canada
For further information: Annie Trépanier, Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 438-985-2940, [email protected]