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August 28, 2013
Fall meetings for Toronto's Making Space for Culture project
  
The City of Toronto will hold 14 ward-based meetings from September 16 to October 30 to assess community needs for affordable and sustainable cultural spaces. These consultations will help provide councillors and those investing in cultural infrastructure with insight into individual wards' needs and priorities.

Residents are invited to attend the meetings and to offer their input about their neighbourhood's cultural infrastructure. Input on topics such as public participation in cultural activities and accessibility to cultural spaces will help guide potential future investment. Examples of culture spaces and infrastructure include performance venues for music, theatre or dance, art galleries and studios, and rehearsal spaces.

The fall consultation meetings will be held in the following wards, listed chronologically:
Ward 22 - September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 16 - September 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 25 - September 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ward 39 - October 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 2 - October 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ward 7 - October 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ward 29 - October 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 44 - October 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 6 - October 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ward 14 - October 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ward 17 - October 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 38 - October 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 31 - October 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ward 9 - October 30, 6 to 8 p.m.

More information about these consultations, including specific locations of the meetings, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/culture/cultural-spaces.htm.

Thirty ward consultations have already been conducted in 2012 and in 2013. Residents who were/are not able to attend the public meetings can participate in an online survey at http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/makingspaceforculture/.

The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, which Toronto City Council unanimously endorsed in 2011.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Media Contact
Shane Gerard
Senior Communications Coordinator, Strategic Communications
416-397-5711
sgerard@toronto.ca

 

 

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