Demolition begins on Caledonia’s Old Arena

Demolition begins on Caledonia’s Old Arena
Demolition of the outdoor annex began November 23

By Jodie Easson, Marketing Chair, CAS

To The Haldimand Press

 

CALEDONIA—And so it begins – the demolition of the interior and annex of “The Old Arena” or Exhibition Hall at the Caledonia Fairgrounds has begun – making way for the Riverside Exhibition Centre.

Plans for the renovation were kick started in 2016 with the offer of $1.6 million in matching funding from Ron and Nancy Clark, meant to help complete phase one of the project; transforming the former ice surface to a climate-controlled facility with 14,000-square-feet of open floor space, a commercial grade kitchen, washrooms, meeting and storage rooms and a stage.

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