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Toronto: The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in south Etobicoke, Toronto, is undergoing a $6.6 million revamp - aiming for the October 23rd deadline when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit for the grand opening.
According to Lhakpa Tsering, the centre's administrative manager, there is much to complete, including renovation of the front entrance, gymnasium, assembly hall and ‘multi-purpose' room. Several unforeseen problems meant that work did not commence until early July and has encountered some interruptions.
The centre has around 5,000 to 6,000 members and it is hoped it will accommodate not only the Tibetan community but also wider public gatherings and educational programmes.