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March 8, 2006
The City of Toronto and Toronto Life magazine announce the “face the arts” recipient for April
The City of Toronto and Toronto Life magazine, as part of Toronto’s Live With Culture campaign and Toronto Life’s 40th anniversary celebrations, are pleased to announce Jonathan Bunce, aka Jonny Dovercourt, as the “face the arts” recipient for April. Mr. Bunce will be featured on the “face the arts” website at as well as in the April issue of Toronto Life magazine, on newsstands March 13.

About Jonathan Bunce, aka Jonny Dovercourt

Jonathan Bunce co-founded Wavelength, a weekly music series and 'zine credited with revitalizing independent music in Toronto. In addition to his roles as concert presenter and promoter, Mr. Bunce plays lead guitar with Republic of Safety, which will be releasing its second EP, Vacation, in May 2006. Mr. Bunce is also the co-artistic director of The Music Gallery, an internationally recognized centre for the creation and performance of new music and music-related arts in Toronto.

Each month, a different photographer is chosen to create the portraits of the recipients for the pages of Toronto Life. John Hryniuk photographed Mr. Bunce for Toronto Life’s April issue. Mr. Hryniuk is a Toronto-based photographer. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Stern, Time, Report on Business and enRoute.

About “face the arts”

The “face the arts” program is designed to acknowledge and provide wider exposure for 10 extraordinary Toronto-based cultural mavericks who, through artistic promise, achievement or vision, have enriched the cultural life of this city now and for future generations. From March until December 2006, a different individual from diverse artistic disciplines will be featured within the pages of Toronto Life and on

Funding for “face the arts” has been provided by the City of Toronto, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Government of Canada through the Cultural Capital of Canada program. Toronto Life is a presenting sponsor of this program.

Live With Culture is a 16-month celebration of Toronto’s extraordinary arts and cultural communities, shining a spotlight on the vibrant and diverse activities happening in the city each and every day. From September 2005 until the end of 2006, Live With Culture showcases the vast scope of the city’s culture of creativity and inspires Torontonians to make culture part of their daily lives. How do you live with culture? Visit, the ultimate guide to Toronto’s culture scene.

Media contact:

Rita Davies
Toronto Culture



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