Canada Place Corporation undertook a roof rehabilitation project in 2010/2011 that included the replacement of the iconic sail fabric. The roof rehabilitation was made possible through the federal government’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund - a key component of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.Moving forward, Canada Place is very excited to be working with Architecture for Humanity. Read more about the partnership here.
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Construction for the replacement of Canada Place’s iconic sail roof is officially complete. The fabric of the internationally recognized five white sails was replaced with new tension fabric that mimics the specifications of the original five-sail design. The project helped to ensure Canada Place remains a hub of social and economic activity and continues to generate an economic impact of $1 billion annually to the local economy.
Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre's East Facility, Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, World Trade Centre Office Tower, VINCI Parkade and Port Metro Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal, Offices and Discovery Centre are open and continue to welcome guests to the iconic facility.
Watch the Time Lapse Video of Canada Place's roof replacement project:
Watch the Daily Planet feature on Canada Place's roof replacement project:
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