History/Project Background


The efforts by Brock University and the City of St. Catharines to establish an academic and cultural centre in the city’s core represents an ambitious collaboration, the likes of which have rarely been seen in Canada.

From the earliest  preliminary discussions and into the ongoing complex planning and preparations, the vision and determination to create a dynamic arts hub in downtown St. Catharines is the culmination of the dreams of the local arts community, University faculty and students and downtown boosters.

It will be a catalyst for a full-scale transformation of downtown and a boon for the local arts community by connecting artists and students with new audiences.