The funding was announced yesterday by the Minister of Culture and Communications, Maka Kotto, during his visit to the exhibition: Place des Arts: yesterday, today, tomorrow.
"The funding announced today will help maintain quality assets and consolidate Place des Arts in the role of a world-class cultural complex for present and future generations of artists and audiences," said Kotto.
"Place des Arts is, without a doubt, an object of pride for Quebec society."
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, the core of the five-room complex, was opened Sept. 21, 1963.
Kotto said these investments will be used, among other things, to upgrade the building, room, fireplaces and equipment of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.
Further work will repair the sealing system and the redevelopment of the esplanade of Place des Arts.
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier is named in honour of the conductor of the same name.
It is the largest multipurpose stage in Canada.
Originally called La Grande Salle, it was inaugurated with a concert conducted by Wilfrid Pelletier and Zubin Mehta.Suggest a correction