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November 22, 2016
Cultural Hotspot's North York Cultural Loops Guide available online
The Cultural Hotspot's third edition of its Cultural Loops Guide highlights North York cultural institutions, public art, green and historic spaces, architecture and more through a series of self-guided tours. The guide is available at:

"These Cultural Loops Guides are an excellent resource for those wanting to explore Toronto beyond the downtown core," said Councillor John Filion (Ward 23 Willowdale), the City's Arts Advocate. "The city offers great events, parks, art and food, and these guides showcase our cultural and culinary diversity."

The guides are a legacy project of each Cultural Hotspot. Guides from previous years for Scarborough and Etobicoke are also accessible at the link above. The next Cultural Hotspot will occur in East York beginning in May 2017.

From May to October, the Cultural Hotspot program celebrates the arts, culture, events, food and communities that thrive in the city. This year's edition in North York featured more than 100 free projects and events produced in collaboration with over 40 program partners.

The Cultural Hotspot is produced by the City in collaboration with local arts, cultural, educational and heritage organizations, community partners, local businesses and multiple City divisions. It builds on existing community strengths while developing resources outside of Toronto's downtown, as recommended by the Creative Capital Gains Action Plan.

More information is available at, and

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