May 28, 2012
Hockey Hall nets $250Gs from feds
By TERRY DAVIDSON, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was in Toronto Monday to announce his government's financial support of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The $250,000 in federal government funding will go towards renovations to the hall, including the installation of new trophy display cases, upgraded lighting and enhanced multimedia equipment.
“This is a great facility … which attracts visitors to Toronto from across Canada and around the world,” Flaherty said, adding the upgrades will “provide improved visitor experience” and help preserve a piece of Canadian sporting culture.
“Our government is proud to play a role in ensuring this space will be celebrated and enjoyed for decades to come,” the minister said, alongside HHOF director of public affairs Ron Ellis and chairman and CEO Bill Hay — both former players.
The funding was provided via the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, a program seeking to the physical conditions of heritage sites as a way of preserving an exhibit’s presentation and artistic creativity.