By: Surjit Singh Flora
Mayor Patrick Brown along with Councillors Gurpreet Dhillon, Rowena Santos, Paul Vicente, Jeff Bowman, Charmaine Williams joined to capture the official reopening of Lester B. Pearson (LBP) it’s Ribbon-cutting ceremony and performance venue on Saturday, September 28.
Also, it was an excellent opportunity to meet the architects, Lebel & Bouliane, join a tour and explore the upgraded facility.
The City is investing in arts, culture and community spaces with the $2.6 million revitalizations of LBP. The remarkable venue now boasts enhanced accessibility, and health and safety features, upgraded technical equipment and created a more attractive, welcoming space, contributing to the connectivity of Brampton’s cultural ecology.
Live singing performance by Nicole Chambers from BVO entertainment enjoyed by many Bramptonians.
Through Brampton’s Vision 2040 and the Culture Master Plan, the City has established a community-driven vision for the future of arts and culture in the City. These guiding documents call for investment in cultural and community spaces, including LBP Brampton.
The City was pleased to partner with Lebel & Bouliane as the Architectural Consultant and BDA Inc. as General Contractor. The venue was closed in December 2018 to undergo this exciting transformation. Construction began in February 2019, and the site reopened on October 28, 2019.
The venue is fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems, fixed seating with an emphasis on accessibility, completely accessible backstage facilities, including a universal washroom, a conveniently located quick-change room, and spacious dressing rooms.
This full-service venue includes a box office, usher and front of house services, technical staff, and an available concession sales area.
A redesigned lobby area not only makes LBP a more appealing venue but also serves as a community gathering place for all visitors to the Civic Centre.
This is the place to go if you want to watch live plays and performances. Kids, youth, and adults alike have great performances here. Location is just across the Bramalea City Centre, right next to the bus terminal. This is inside the Brampton Civic Centre. So, it is easy to access to various services as well. No need to walk too far. The Chinguacousy Library is also next to it. William’s Cafe is in the location. Great place, space is just right, neat, and organized.
Since 1973, LBP has been home to performing arts groups and organizations in Brampton. The LBP revitalization project began in December 2018 to enhance and expand the space.