The newly expanded Convention Centre will be put to use this weekend, but you won’t be able to see it.
It’s a private event and there’s no splashy grand opening planned for the new addition.
The first event open to the public will be the annual boat show in March.
Convention Centre president and CEO Klaus Lahr says the new second floor south addition is basically two city blocks under one roof.
“Imagine a space that starts on St. Mary and it goes all the way to Broadway, approximately 150,000 square feet,” Lahr explains. “We are the fourth-largest convention centre in Canada now.”
Lahr says enough hotel space in the downtown is one thing that’s missing from the area..He was happy to hear that True North Square will add some rooms.