Good point about the philanthropists. It would have been nice to see some love from some of the rich artsy folk thrown it's way.I don't have a problem with the city's decision to play it safe here. If they can't raise the $30 million in 3 years, they won't be able to afford the operating costs for either 33 months or 10 years. The city's art budget is limited. 10 years is a long time to step in and cover the shortages. Hopefully, the city and Contemporary Calgary can find a cheaper venue for both parties.
It's a wealthy city of 1.6 million. Where are the philanthropists? $30 million is nothing in the grand scheme.