St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts is undergoing a $400 million renovation project that will add new artist studios, a child care center, and a public square. The renovation will also prioritize accessibility and incorporate design elements inspired by Indigenous traditions. Additionally, when the center reopens in 2028, it will be Canada’s first carbon-neutral theater.

Salas O’Brien was originally selected as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer for all five of the shortlisted architecture companies involved in the international competition to redesign the historic space.

Completion Year

2028 (estimate)

Construction Cost

$400 million (estimate)

Project Partners

Hariri Pontarini Architects, LMN Architects, Tawaw Architecture Collective, Smoke Architecture, and SLA

Project Renderings

Hariri Pontarini Architects

It is an iconic project, setting the stage to define the 21st-century performing arts centre through its ability to offer a welcoming space for all people while fulfilling the need for permanent artist studios and creation spaces in order to uplift the rich creative economy of the city.
Clyde WagnerPresident & CEO, TO Live