The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is receiving $5.1 million from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) to help with its new building in the Junction Triangle.
“Investing in the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will help strengthen the economy by creating jobs for the middle class, provide the opportunity for families to discover the arts in their own community, and create spaces for artists and artisans to share Canada’s unique perspective with the world,” Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly said in a news release published on MOCA’s website.
The release added that the federal government’s support will help transform MOCA’s new home — a 55,000 sq. ft former industrial space in the Junction Triangle — scheduled to open in fall 2017.
“This revitalized space will feature museum-grade exhibition space,” the release said. “Formal and informal spaces will allow the public to gather, exchange, engage, educate, and inspire.”
According to the release, as part of the 2016 budget, the federal government announced that it would invest an additional $168.2 million in cultural infrastructure through the CCSF over the next two years.
CCSF supports the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation through the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities.
For more information about MOCA, visit www.museumofcontemporaryart.ca.