Developer willing to explore land deal with legion facing uncertain future

A Calgary legion that is scrambling to find new headquarters and ensure its survival after a construction deal collapsed may soon have new offers to consider.

The Kensington Legion, which boasts more than 1,600 members, had been in talks with a local developer to swap some of its inner-city land in exchange for a new, revenue-generating building elsewhere on the site.

But Streetside Developments signalled it was walking away from the deal after the city demanded the company pay $1.5 million for a small strip of nearby land.

The move sparked fears about the future for one of Canada’s largest legions.

But a Calgary developer and operator of seniors homes said Sunday it wants to meet with the Kensington Legion to explore a potential partnership that would replace the group’s 50-year-old headquarters.

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