LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 11, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $600,000 in funding for La Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu for the renovation of the main performance hall in Laval. She was accompanied by Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament (Vimy).

This Government of Canada funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will help improve users' comfort and security, in addition to providing optimal performance conditions for audiences, artists and creators.

Quick Facts

  • La Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu is the result of a partnership between between Collège Montmorency and the City of Laval. It serves as an arts presenter and cultural manager in order to foster the promotion of the performing arts in Laval by presenting a variety of performances and activities.
  • Inaugurated in 1979, the Salle André-Mathieu is a large performance hall in the Laval area and hosts the Orchestre symphonique de Laval.
  • The renovation plan includes replacing theatre seats, improving the acoustics, renovating stage entries and the lobby and upgrading entrances and bathrooms, as well as acquiring lighting, stage and digital sound equipment and a band shell.
  • The Quebec Ministry for Culture and Communications, the City of Laval, Collège Montmorrency and Tourisme Laval are also participating in the project.


"The Government of Canada is pleased to help the Salle André-Mathieu better fulfil its cultural mission by benefiting from optimal performance conditions. The modernization work will help this hallowed hall of culture enter the digital age and present innovative shows to an audience that is eager to discover the talent and creativity of our artists."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The Salle André-Mathieu plays a key role in presenting the performing arts in Laval and in the province of Quebec. The support of Canadian Heritage will allow it to obtain modern equipment, as well as to continue bringing together people of all ages to attend top-quality artistic productions enhanced by leading-edge technology."

- Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament (Vimy)

"Our thanks to Canadian Heritage for this financial support, which will help us complete the work we have begun and enhance the experience of audiences as well as artists and creators of events and shows!"

- Julie Perron, Executive Director of the Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu

Associated Links

Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu (In French only)

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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Pierre-Olivier Herbert
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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