Construction starts soon for $29 million La Cite Collegiale creativity incubator

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Rendering of the new building

Construction is expected to start in January or February on a creativity incubator at La Cite Collegiale.

The overall approximately $29 million project budget includes Construction set to start on Place La Cite project $7.8 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $11.2 million from Ontario and $5 million from La Cite Collegiale.

According to, the shortlist prequalification for general contractors is under-way. Original bids were due in August.

The new building will be available for community uses such as concerts, fashion shows and exhibits, says La Cite spokesperson Pascale Montminy.

A separate area, “La Factorie,” will be focused on technology as well as collaboration between students and small businesses, she told Ottawa Business Journal.



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