Clarification Regarding ROM Condominium Development

ROM Director & CEO corrects Globe and Mail story of May 3, 2007

This morning's Globe and Mail newspaper carried a story about the possibility of the redevelopment of the Royal Ontario Museum’s property at 90 Queen’s Park, the site of the former planetarium facility. The story requires several clarifications.

ROM Director and CEO, William Thorsell, has issued this statement in response to the story:

“The ROM is considering several proposals to develop the site in partnership with a third party. No specific plan for the site has been proposed by a developer, or approved by the ROM. If the ROM decides to enter into an agreement to develop the site with a developer partner, the process will start with community consultation in an effort to find a proposal that creates a consensus on what should be done. We do not expect to be in a position to announce any partnership until late summer, at the earliest.”

The Royal Ontario Museum is currently preparing the public Architectural Opening and Building Dedication of its new addition, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, on June 2, 2007.