Eltuek Arts Centre featured as Canadian Business Workspace of the Week

Against the backdrop of a once booming steel city, the state-of-the-art centre is giving hope to the local creative community.

For years the vacant Holy Angels Convent in Sydney’s historic North End neighbourhood was a reminder of a community in decline. After 126 years of educating girls, with a focus on arts and music, the landmark school on George Street shuttered in 2011. The 3,700-square-metre building sat vacant as alumni crossed their fingers that it wouldn’t be torn down, and instead, preserved. To their relief, New Dawn Enterprises, Canada’s oldest community economic-development corporation, was on the same page.

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Workspace of the Week: This Former Convent in Nova Scotia Is Now a Vibrant Arts Hub