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The California architect Frank Gehry has been chosen to design the expansion of the gallery’s 1911 building, to be completed in 2007. Plans include adding about 40 per cent more gallery space, 75,000 square feet. Lord Thomson is contributing $44m to the project, federal and provincial governments are giving $30m and the rest will come from private donors. The gallery has housed 300 works from Lord Thomson's collection since 1997.