Brampton Moves Forward on Selling Heritage Theatre Block
Brampton held a City Council meeting last week to confirm the sale of the Heritage Theatre Block, which includes the Heritage Theatre and three adjacent buildings (70-86 Main Street North).
Currently, the Heritage Theatre Block consists of the Heritage Theatre, another vacant building, the Downtown Brampton BIA, and Beaux-Arts Brampton art gallery and studios.
We recently reported that the city was considering selling the theatre. The city has now confirmed that the Heritage Theatre Block property will be listed for sale in the near future.
"The intent of this listing is to seek private sector or other partners that have had previous success in adapting similar properties for reuse or redevelopment," says Natalie Stogdill, media coordinator, strategic communications. "It is expected that a report will come to the Heritage Board and City Council later this spring with recommendations for the future of the Heritage Block."
Brampton's iconic Heritage Theatre, as many Bramptonians know, has been unoccupied for quite some time.
Cassandra Jasinski, heritage planner, planning and development services, recently confirmed that the city discussed the future of the theatre and verbally advised that it’s open to looking for an interested buyer for the property.
A recent city report argues that the three-story theatre is worthy of designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act because of its cultural value. Though the city and residents understand the value of the classic structure, it's not currently in use.
A report should emerge in the coming months.
We will keep you updated as more details become available.
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