The Government of Canada announced today an $80.5 million investment to repair and upgrade the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
The Government of Canada announced an $80.5 million investment to repair and upgrade the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The work will be completed during the next two years and the Museum will re-open in 2017.
This funding is essential to address the health and safety issues that are of immediate concern, and to support the Museum's work promoting Canada's long history of scientific and technological achievement.
Specifically, the funds announced today will go toward:
- Removing the mould and replacing the Museum’s roof, which will stop leaks. A new roof will ensure that artifacts and exhibitions are no longer in danger of damage;
- Retrofitting and upgrading the Museum’s exhibition spaces and floor space;
- Upgrading the building’s fire-suppression systems and its seismic structural strength; and,
- Bringing the Museum’s exterior façade up to date to match the new, modern interior.
Individuals and groups wishing to reserve programs or function space at the Canada Science and Technology Museum while it is closed until 2017 are encouraged to contact the reservation office at 613-991-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org to consider reserving at the Corporation's other museums, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, which remain open.
We apologize for the inconvenience this period of closure may cause to Canada Science and Technology Museum visitors. We are committed to keeping you informed of developments and progress as they are made. Updates will appear on this website.
Although the Canada Science and Technology Museum is closed to the public, work continues on exhibition and public programming development, as well as on the collection and archives. The Corporation's Library at 2380 Lancaster Road remains open.
Since closing, the Museum has received many telephone calls and emails from concerned individuals and organizations asking how they can help. For those wishing to help, donations can be made on the Museum Foundation's website byclicking here. And we encourage you to visit the Museum's affiliated museums, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
I would like to personally thank you for your support for the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation