I have to say, though, that if anyone can pull this off, it's Langford.
But I don't know if the museum should be responsible for leasing the office tower. Seems like an odd setup (not that they would do it alone, of course, but should museums be ultimately responsible for the complexity of commercial leasing?).
The museum would be responsible for financing the $57-million exhibit space.
Museum executive director David Leverton said now that they have a potential home, they can approach the federal government and other potential grant providers to discuss funding.
The museum will be responsible for leasing out the office tower of the new complex, he said, which means the potential for steady income and the chance to establish a long-term, sustainable business model.
“It allows us to not be as reliant on funding from government,” he said.