Arts group seeking grant to start restoration of second floor of the Cannington Town Hall

Outer City Arts is looking for Brock Township’s help to jumpstart its plan to renovate the upper floor of the Cannington Town Hall.

In a letter to council that will be discussed at Monday’s (June 4) parks and recreation committee meeting, the group requests municipal support in applying for a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation this summer.

“The first item on our capital list is the lift which will include the machinery and necessary construction to install it. The lift is key as it will be used to move construction materials to the second floor. We are planning to apply for all $150,000 and if funds remain after the quotes are in, we will be including a small, allowable portion for drawings and any other work that can be started within the capital designation,” reads the letter from Penny Judge, executive director of Outer City Arts.

“As the Township owns the building, we are asking that you are the lead applicant in this joint submission. We will work with the Township Staff to obtain quotes from approved contractors and to ensure the proposed work meets the requirements.”

The second floor of the facility was leased to the group in December of 2017.

According to its website, Outer City Arts exists to provide access to resources and experiential learning opportunities for rural communities in all aspects of creative expression, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Through partnership and collaboration, exchanges and projects, OCA intends to provide meaningful and relevant experiences for people of all ages.

For more information, visit www.outercityarts.org or visit the group on Facebook.

Town hall upstairs