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Infrastructure Canada supports expansion of Edmonton’s science centre

October 3, 2019

Infrastructure Canada recently promised funding, through its community, culture and recreation stream, to support the Aurora project, a renovation and expansion project for Telus World of Science Edmonton.

Telus World of Science Edmonton

Photo courtesy Telus World of Science Edmonton

Specifically, $8.65 million in new funding will go toward the $23.4-million fourth phase of the facility’s overall $40-million Aurora project initiative. This phase will combine renovations of the existing Health Gallery and Science Garage areas with the addition of 929 m2 of ‘sustainably designed’ interior space, including a new lobby and an Arctic Gallery.

Plans also call for a new outdoor community plaza, interpretative trails and solar panel installations.

Beyond the federal funding, Edmonton’s municipal government is contributing $12 million; the rest will come from Alberta’s provincial government and through private donations.


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