The Township of Scugog yesterday advised visitors that the elevator at the municipal office at 181 Perry Street, is currently out of order.
“We will update when it is back in service,” it added.
It also announced a generous donation of $150,000 from the Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation to support the construction of a fully accessible elevator for one of the town’s treasured historic landmarks – Town Hall Theatre.
“There are many reasons why we wanted to support the Town Hall Theatre renovation project,” said Ron and Nancy Compton “but after attending a lovely gala evening and concert with Leslie Ann Bradley, a local talent, our reasons were solidified. Listening to Leslie Ann share what the theatre meant to her as a child, made us appreciate even more, just how important the theatre is to Port Perry and what a wonderful sense of community it provides. Helping finance a new elevator will provide accessibility to all, so everyone can enjoy what Town Hall Theatre has to offer for many years to come.”
The capital campaign has made significant headway already. The marquee on the front of the building has been renewed and restored, a new audio system has been purchased, the restoration of the iconic Bell Tower is complete, and interior improvements are in progress, said a township statement.
This fully accessible elevator will replace the current aging lift and will allow visitors an opportunity to access all four levels of the building, including stage level.
Town Hall 1873 is a historic cultural landmark in Scugog, renowned for its rich history, hosting a variety of artistic and cultural events. The venue has served as a cornerstone of the community for 150 years.
Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to supporting initiatives that make a positive impact on the Scugog community.