Ranking for 2013: 100
Industry Sector: Public Building
Specific Sector: Social
Range: 0 - $500,000,000
Project Value: $400,000,000
Provincial: $200 million
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Public-Private
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015
This modern, 18,000-seat NHL-quality arena is under construction to give Quebec City a boost in the NHL expansion market. Quebec-based media firm Quebecor has purchased the naming rights to the arena, and during construction and for 25 years after, Quebecor has promised to work with provincial and municipal governments to ensure it is both an economic and cultural benefit to the city.
Construction began in the fall of 2012 and is ongoing. The roof is now closed and the exterior envelope is being completed. The work will now concentrate on the interior until the end of the project.