Remembering Ken Thompson

“In 2002, Mr. Thomson gave the Art gallery of Ontario $50-million to initiate the transformation of the facility plus $20-million to endow future operations. Alongside the donation, Mr. Thomson gave the gallery more than 2,000 pieces of art, including works by the Group of Seven and the Peter Paul Rubens masterpiece The Massacre of the Innocents. The value of that collection has been estimated at $300-million (U.S.) and has been described as the finest private art collection in Canada.”