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THEMUSEUM will be doubling in size

Last Updated May 28, 2018 at 2:22 pm EDT

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THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is growing.

At a news conference Monday, BMO Bank of Montreal announced a sole purchaser agreement with THEMUSEUM, which will allow THEMUSEUM to purchase 2 King Street West.

“We’re thrilled to announce this sole purchaser agreement with THEMUSEUM and be a part of this important campaign to help bolster the burgeoning arts and culture community of this growing region,” said Julie Barker-Merz, Senior Vice President, South Western Ontario Division, BMO Bank of Montreal.

BMO has also pledged $1-million to “help transform the core’s cultural connection to the community and to be a catalyst for renewal of arts and culture in the heart of the city.”

“We will continue with what we have become known for – from pop culture and branded large exhibitions – to family experiences, STEAM programming and Museum After Dark events for young, culture-craving urbanites,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM.

“We are, as always, open to collaborating with other groups to create something truly unique that celebrates the DNA of this community. Exciting times are ahead and I urge the community to stay tuned!”

The purchase of 2 King Street West is expected to close later in the year.