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Multicultural Centre (D-8)

​Location​421 - 6th Avenue South

Project Description

Old Fire Hall #1 was renovated and expanded to become the new Multicultural Centre.  The new design utilized the existing fire hall interior walls wherever possible for cost savings and included environmentally sustainable building features where feasible.


The design allows public and private functions to be held within the new facility and includes the following features:

  • A main entrance lobby
  • Coat storage at both major entrances to the building
  • A new commercial kitchen and bar with pass-through windows to the new dining hall
  • New washroom facilities to accommodate the increased occupancy of the facility
  • A multipurpose room
  • Five offices for employees and rental use, served by a kitchenette
  • Breakout spaces and meeting rooms throughout the office areas for planned and impromptu meetings
  • Several flexible storage spaces as well as a janitor room located adjacent to the washrooms.

Project Updates

May 28, 2016 - Grand Opening for the facility was held.

December 16, 2015 - Construction work is approximately 70 per cent complete with an anticipated completion date of February 2016. Weather dependent work will be completed in the spring with the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association (SAEA) set to occupy the building in May 2016.

July 15, 2015 - Site demolition is complete. All utility connections (water, sewer and storm) to the building are complete except electrical. Piling work is 90% complete. Grade beam forming work is in progress.

April 7, 2015 - Construction and demolition has begun on the old Fire Hall #1.


Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Grant​$4,300,000


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Contact Information

Project Manager:
Muhammad Durrani
Building Project Manager
City of Lethbridge

Building Tenant:
Southern Alberta Ethnic Association