The ground-breaking ceremony for the new National Music Centre (NMC) was music to many ears on February 22, 2013. Currently, the National Music Centre reaches more than 75,000 people every year. Imagine how many more people will visit after 2015, when the new NMC is expected to open!
The new NMC will be over 160,000 square feet, allowing for lots of room for the 2,000 plus artefacts in their collection, two different performance spaces, studios, and diverse education programs. The collection of musical instruments and sound equipment will be available to artists for the creation of new works, including the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit, where the Stones recorded Exile on Main St., and Led Zepplin cut the demo for Stairway to Heaven. The King Eddy Hotel will become part of the architecture and restored as a performance space
The groundbreaking was the result of a lot of backbreaking work by many people with the NMC and in all levels of government. It will be another gem for Ward 7 and East Village. And what other building will be able to claim that Canada’s own Anne Murray broke ground?
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