Deputy Premier Deb Matthews addresses the crowd at the unveiling of the renovated Blyth Memorial Hall. May 19th, 2017 (Photo by Ryan Drury)

Newly Renovated Blyth Memorial Hall Has Grand Unveiling

The newly renovated Blyth Memorial Hall was unveiled yesterday, and a large crowd turned out to get a tour and look at the new facilities.

Among the many dignitaries was Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, who helped to get the project funded. Matthews says she’s very excited by the new theatre renovations.

“I’ve been here as a theatre goer many, many times. Of course I live in London, and Blyth is just down the road, so yes, I’ve seen many, many plays here.”

Matthews says she thought the renovations looked excellent.

“It’s unbelievable. They’ve managed to retain the charm. You feel like you’re in an old building, but everything is comfortable and clean, and it’s absolutely beautiful.”

The renovations took place over 8 months, costing 4.2 million, with help from the provincial and federal governments, the Township of North Huron and many private donors. Matthews says she’s pleased with the renovations, and was happy to help secure funding for the hall.

“I’m just thrilled that we were able to find the money to make this happen. It’s because we believe in all of Ontario, and we know that there’s so much in rural Ontario, and this will draw people from different cities to get a taste of Huron County, and that’s fantastic.”