National gallery not coming to Calgary building: EnCana

The National Portrait Gallery won't be moving from Ottawa into EnCana Corporation's new office tower in Calgary, the company says.

The National Portrait Gallery won't be moving from Ottawa into EnCana Corporation's new office tower in Calgary, the company says.

The federal government had been in discussions with EnCana last year to possibly relocate the gallery to the company'snew building, the Bow.

Construction recently started on the building. Alan Boras, anEnCana spokesperson, said the timing of construction didn't coincide with the gallery's relocation.

However,the Bowwill still have a space designated for a cultural group in the new building, Boras said.

"When you go through a process like this, there are many opportunities that present themselves," he said. "You have to explore all the options that are presented, and we have some very good ones and we're excited about those."

The federal heritage department said there is no decision yet on where the National Portrait Gallery will be located.