SURREY – Surrey First wants to establish a "cultural corridor" in the city along King George Boulevard, all the way from City Centre to South Surrey. The slate hopes the corridor will become a regional and international tourist destination showing off Surrey’s cultural diversity.
"The cultural corridor allows us to advance opportunities for incubating creativity – whether that’s design studios, art studios, dance studios, anything that engages the creative mind," said Surrey First’s mayoral contender Linda Hepner.
A $57.5-million performing arts centre is part of the slate’s cultural platform, funded through a public-private partnership through the Surrey City Development Corporation. It is still subject to senior government levels of funding.
The facility, which is set to have a 1,600 and 250-seat theatre, is currently within the Build Surrey program and doesn’t have a completion date set. The team also commits to $3 million for phase two of Surrey Museum, to be funded through the Build Surrey framework.