Tag: Canada

OVG starts Canadian odyssey

OVG expands into Canada

The American entertainment and sports facilities company Oak View Group (OVG) is taking on its first project North of the border, having signed a deal with the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG). The deal will involve OVG helping redevelop the Hamilton, Ontario Arts &... » Read more

Quebec venues to be full houses as COVID wane

Quebec venues back to full capacity

Thanks to high vaccination rates and falling COVID-19 numbers, Quebec (Canadian province) will start allowing full-capacity seating at cultural venues and sports stadiums starting October 8th. The ‘Montreal Gazette’ stated that the loosening of restrictions comes with conditions. Those who wish... » Read more

‘Flames’ arena plans in the fiscal soup

Calgary Flames new arena update August 2021

Taxpayers and the National Hockey League (NHL) team Calgary Flames’ (Canada) owners are each chipping in more money for Calgary’s new arena, and the City-owned Development Manager – the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – will be replaced by a company hired by the Calgary... » Read more

Vancouver change of mind on 2026 FIFA event

Vancouver back in the race for hosting FIFA World Cup 2026

Vancouver (Canada) is seemingly back in the reckoning vis-à-vis the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The ‘Global News’ stated that three years after turning down the opportunity to be a potential Host City for the 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup™, the Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, now says... » Read more

Montréal exit FIFA 2026 Host Cities pool

Montreal withdraws as host candidate for 2026

The City of Montréal (Canada) has withdrawn from the pool of possible Canadian Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. An announcement in this regard was made on July 6th. The ‘MLS’ stated that costs to taxpayers were cited by Québec Government officials as the reason behind Montreal... » Read more

Toronto venue sets record vaccination drive

Toronto Arena delivers over 25000 vaccine doses in 1 day

A mass vaccination clinic held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canada) on June 27th administered close to 27,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, setting a new North American single-day record. ‘Toronto City News’ stated that public health officials say 26,771 jabs were given to more than 25,000... » Read more

Canada’s Bell MTS Place (ring) in new name

Winnipeg Jets arena naming rights

Coinciding with Canada Day on July 1st, the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg (Canada) – the arena that lodges the National Hockey League (NHL) team Winnipeg Jets and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manitoba Moose – will get a new name – Canada Life Centre. Although the... » Read more

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