Be a part of Making Space for Culture!

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City of Toronto Cultural Services launches another round of ward consultations starting October 4 and running throughout the month.  What kind of space does your neighbourhood need to make art, music, dance? To film, play, practice and perform? We’re coming to your neighbourhood to hear your thoughts. We want to know what’s needed, who needs it, and how we might work together to help make space for culture in your community.

More information regarding the consultation schedules can be found here, and the complete schedule is attached.  We encourage you to attend a consultation in your ward, and be sure to pass it through your networks!

Have your voice heard by taking our survey!

Making Space for Culture is a major recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains report, unanimously adopted by Toronto City Council in May 2011. Finding, building, and sustaining cultural space requires partners from all sectors, private, non-profit, and government. In order to make wise, long-term plans, Toronto Cultural Services has embarked on a ward-by-ward consultation and planning process to determine local priorities.

Questions? Contact makingspace@toronto.ca or 416-392-7367

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Celebrate 27! A month-long festival of community and culture

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“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” – UN Declaration of Human Rights

Celebrate 27 Arts Fest (C27) communicates and celebrates Article 27’s assertion of the universal right of all to participate in the arts and cultural life of the community with a series of events across Toronto from April 1 to April 27, 2011.

C27 promotes Toronto’s vibrant cultural and community arts landscape in neighbourhoods across the city and raises awareness of the diverse programs and services offered by local artists, local arts organizations and the City. C27 partners include: Arts Etobicoke, Lakeshore Arts, Urban Arts Community Arts Council, Scarborough Arts, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and City of Toronto Cultural Services and Economic Development. Sponsors include: TD Bank, Canon Canada, Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, Alitalia and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.

C27 demonstrates the importance of the arts in our neighbourhoods and of the artists, and community arts organizations who as enablers of creativity, imagination, ingenuity and innovation help strengthen all communities and also build social and economic inclusion in the city’s underserved neighbourhoods.

“C27 demonstrates the importance of the arts in our neighbourhoods and of the artists, and community arts organizations who as enablers of creativity, imagination, ingenuity and innovation help strengthen all communities and also build social and economic inclusion in the city’s underserved neighbourhoods.”

Celebrate 27 Arts Fest Launch will feature the twin city Toronto/Milano: The Urban Landscape exhibit by Toronto Artist, Michael Awad

Thursday, March 31, 2011 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Official Remarks 6:30 p.m.
Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Please RSVP at 416-392-7667 or protocol@toronto.ca

Entertainment and light refreshments

Form more information about the launch or the month-long festival, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/culture/arts-services/celebrate27/