Arts + Music

The Dalhousie Arts Centre’s expansion might just fix Halifax’s venue crisis

Imagine having five cultural events at once—thanks to a mutli-tasking, accessible venue with no noise bleeding.

By Morgan Mullin

Standing inside the new expansion of the Dalhousie Arts Centre, Lori Ward (senior director of development at Dalhousie University) is in a hard hat, describing the sorts of acts that’ll play at the school’s new, 300-seat Joseph Strug Concert Hall. The acoustics are some of the best in North America, Ward explains, since the building has been built from the beams out with sound in mind (the thick walls aren’t just concrete, but layers of materials that stop noise bleeding in—or out).

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