Leon’s/K Rock Centre

Leon’s/K Rock Centre

Being a Canadian firm, a project that I am very proud of is the Kingston Arena, originally known as the K-Rock Centre and later the Leon’s Centre. Home of the Kingston Frontenacs, the space is also used for performances. A major event for Canadians that was held within the facility was the Tragically Hip concert finale. Prior to construction of the Leon’s/K-Rock Centre, the Hip had not played in Kingston, their hometown, in many years since there was not a suitable venue. The venue itself turned out so well acoustically that every time they wanted to make even a small change within the space, such as hanging a plaque within their hall of fame area, the operators would contact us to ensure that the acoustics would not be compromised. As Canadians, we were very proud to have played a small part in bringing the Hip back to Kingston and the role the facility played to bring the country together for the Hip’s concert finale.

Valcoustics has extensive experience with broadcast facilities and has completed numerous studio projects for major television networks, television and radio stations, such as TVO; CTV; Global Television; CFTO Television; studio and technical facilities for TSN; Rogers Sportsnet; YTV; C-Channel; Star Channel; KOIN Television, Portland, Oregon; Christopher Sound and Vision, Tulsa, Oklahoma and a large number of radio stations, the Ryerson University Rogers Communication building, the new CHUM FM studios and renovations to facilities for Much Music, Goodes Hall, the Queen’s University School of Business, CTV’s London 2012 Olympic broadcast facilities, Loyalist College Integrated Newsroom, Belleville, and the CTV Business News Network.

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