Government funding paves way for construction of new Polygon Gallery in Vancouver

Shovels will go in the ground in early 2016 for a new art gallery on Vancouver's waterfront, after a major funding announcement Friday morning by federal, provincial and municipal governments. At an event in North Vancouver, the Government of Canada announced it was investing $2.5M in the project, matching funds provided by the Province of British Columbia and the City of North Vancouver, for a total of $7.5M in public funding. This enables Presentation House Gallery to move forward in constructing a new, purpose-built facility after more than 30 years in the cramped quarters of a shared heritage building. The organization has already raised $6.5M in private donations for the facility. When it moves to the new building in 2017, the gallery will become known as the Polygon Gallery. "We are honoured and thrilled by this support from the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the City of North Vancouver," said Gallery director Reid Shier. "We are looking

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