Future of Dal's Campuses

Major Capital Projects

The purpose of a new capital project and major renovation is to support the goals of the university through fostering academic innovation, enriching student experience, strengthening enrolment, supporting research excellence, developing outstanding human resources, sustaining campus renewal, ensuring financial stability, and engaging our community.

Dalhousie University is strongly committed to the future and making positive improvements to facilities and infrastructure to ensure that Dalhousie remains one of the top universities in the country.

The university is taking significant strides towards improving the condition of facilities through a combination of new projects and the renewal of existing buildings. 

Active Projects

Dalhousie Event Centre

Expanded Arts Centre

A $38.5-million expansion to the Dalhousie Arts Centre is being built to accommodate the new scope of the Fountain School of Performing Arts.

Visit the Expanded Arts Centre page for details.

Budget: $38.5 M


Dalhousie Thermal Plant Renewal Project

Dalhousie’s 40-year old heating plant is at capacity. The university must replace existing equipment or invest in a new system capable of generating enough heating and cooling to meet the demands of a growing campus.

Learn more on the Dalhousie Thermal Plant Renewal Project web page.

Budget: $40 M

Bicentennial Common (Planning)

Dalhousie's campus master plan (2010) calls for the 60,000 square-foot area at the top of University Avenue, adjacent to the Killam Library, to be re-designed into a vibrant and diverse outdoor public space. At the time of adopting the campus master plan, this space was only known as the Lower Quad. Today, the plan intends to link the space with Dalhousie's history - and is now known as the Bicentennial Common.

To learn more, visit the Bicentennial Common project page.