November 1, 2011
Shovels are expected to go into the ground in April, 2012, for an expansion of the convention centre in St. John’s, Nfld., that will double the facility’s size.
Plans call for the facility’s meeting space to grow to 37,000 sq. ft. from its current 18,000 sq. ft.
Additionally, the plan is to build the extension first, so the existing property can be used until 2015.
In 2015, the new space will open and the current space will close, with two becoming one in the first quarter of 2016 and the full space being functional by summer, 2016.
Total cost of the project is $43.29-million.