Arts centre one step closer

It’s unanimous.

A city committee has voted to kick in $5 million towards a bid to turn the historical King Edward School into an arts hub for the commnity.

Calgary Arts Development needs $25 million to preserve the southwest school site to turn it into a mixed-use arts and culture centre.

Project lead Henry Reid told Fast Forward Weekly last week the centre would benefit the entire city. Two former bids to the Calgary Board of Education fell through but there seems to be much more support for this project.

The bidders have until August to meet the sale obligations.