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Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
General information
Status Complete
Location Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Address 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1S3
Coordinates 45°20′21″N 80°02′21″W / 45.33917°N 80.03917°W / 45.33917; -80.03917
Elevation 176 m (577 ft)
Current tenants Festival of the Sound
Construction started Spring 2002
Inaugurated July 2003
Cost CAD$12.4 million
Technical details
Floor count 3
Floor area 2,500 m2 (26,900 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 1
Design and construction
Architecture firm Keith Loffler Architect and ZAS (Zawadzki Armin Stevens) Architects
Structural engineer Carruthers & Wallace Ltd.
Other designers Acoustical Engineers - Artec Consultants Inc.
Main contractor EllisDon Limited
Other information
Seating capacity 480

The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts is a performance hall and sports museum in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. It is the primary performance venue for the annual Festival of the Sound summer classical music festival. The centre is named for Charles W. Stockey, an early and enthusiastic supporter and board member of the Festival of the Sound. Construction of the CAD$12.4-million centre was started in the spring of 2002 and the official opening took place in July 2003 (2003-July).


The centre sits on a 1.5-hectare (3.5-acre) site on a peninsula where the Seguin River flows into Parry Sound on Georgian Bay and adjacent to the town's harbour area. The building has 2,500 square metres (27,000 square feet) of floor space. It includes a 480-seat music hall with acoustics by Artec Consultants and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, celebrating the Parry Sound native and ice hockey legend Bobby Orr. The centre was designed to look and feel like a Georgian Bay cottage; wood is used extensively for structural and decorative purposes.

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