The Creative City Centre is a non-profit organization with a mandate to transform underutilized buildings into spaces for artists to create, work, connect and live to increase quality of life and foster community growth and prosperity. The growth of Regina’s creative economy depends on the ability of creative entrepreneurs to access affordable work space, educational opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other like minded, passionate people. If you have a space that you would like to bring to our attention, please give us a call! If you have any interest in investing in our projects, give us a call at 306.546.5565! Or better yet, come see what we are creating at the Creative City Centre.
The Creative City Centre is a creative hub in the downtown area that gives artists a space to create and collaborate, and engages the community in arts and culture through a myriad of new programming and activities.
The Centre is located on the top two floors of 1843 Hamilton Street, above Loggie’s Shoes. This is a heritage building, constructed in 1912, with a history of uses including residential, retail, sewing classes and storage. The top floor, which features beautiful wooden door frames complete with transom windows, hardwood floors, and large north-facing exterior windows, has not been used for anything other than storage since 1951. From the dark and dilapidated condition that the third floor was in, the efforts of a small volunteer workforce have transformed this space to a bright, sunny and creative place. Financing for the first phase of the renovations was arranged through personal loans from Dr. Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner, Jacqui Shumiatcher, Donnelly Enterprises, and from local artist and tenant Carol Cairns. The funds covered installing plumbing, electrical and mechanical on both floors, and completing cosmetic renovations on the third floor. We also secured a grant from the Benjamin Moore Foundation to help cover the costs of the paint, wood stain, varnish and other painting supplies.
The renovations were captured in photographs taken throughout the past year. Check it out!
Board of Directors:
Dr. Christine Ramsay
Dr. Roberta McKay