BLYTH, ON – At the outset of the 45th anniversary season, The Township of North Huron and the Blyth Centre for the Arts (Blyth Festival), together announce a new ten-year, year-round lease for Blyth Memorial Community Hall.
This replaces a previous lease agreement between the township and Blyth 14/19. The change in leaseholder will not affect the historic use by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 420 and the Blyth Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
“The Blyth Centre for the Arts has a history with the hall that spans more than 45 years. It is a natural tenant choice for this municipally owned building,” said Bernie Bailey, Reeve of North Huron. “It is our intent that this will be a seamless change that will not affect public or users of this facility.”
Elli Cohen, President of the Blyth Centre for the Arts, said the new agreement aligns with its strategic direction of becoming an active year-round centre for theatre, art and music, while sharing space for community events.
“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with the township. We’re looking forward to the possibilities it opens up for us and are excited to build on our past achievements,” Cohen said.