Originally Posted by Ramsayfarian
I have mixed feeling towards this project now, I like the building, I like what they're doing, but would prefer if it wasn't done with minimal public money. The construction isn't going to create that many jobs and once it's completed I can't see it being a huge source of employment.
How much of Cantos collection actually has any historical significance to Canada?
Top tourist attraction? Really? I can see it being a popular destination for field trips, but I don't think it's going to increase tourism to our fair city. I think after you've seen your 37th grand piano you pretty much have seen them all.
Health care doesn't need any more money, what health care needs is some competent management and to be accountable for the money they waste.
This place will be as much of a tourist place as any quality museum. Perhaps "top tourist attraction" is a bit of an overstatment, but this one is truly unique.
It's not all grand pianos either. It's a history of keyboard instruments - and includes many oddities and notables. Organs, harpsichords, electronic stuff, etc.
There's a fair amount that has significance to Canada - e.g. all the stuff from the Canadian Counrty Music Hall of Fame that they picked up last year.