BMO Convention and Trade Centre Expansion Project

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Public Spaces

Project Value: $503.7 million

Funding Source: Public/Private

Federal Funding: Up to $166.6 million

Provincial Funding: Government of Alberta: $166.6 million

Municipal Funding: City of Calgary: $166.6 million

Private Funding: Calgary Stampede and Exhibition Ltd.: $3.9 million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Calgary

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The 50,000 square feet BMO Convention and Trade Centre is Calgary’s largest convention centre. The expansion project will create a tier-1 venue, the second largest facility of its kind in Canada. The project will more than double the size of the BMO Centre to almost one million square feet, transforming it into Canada’s second-largest facility, and create new spaces for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and consumer shows.

The project is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2024.

Project Owner: City of Calgary

Project/Construction Manager: PCL (construction manager); Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (development manager)

Other Key Players: M3 Development;

Architect Names: Stantec;S2 Architecture;Populous (planning and design)

2020 Rank: 86


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