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You’re Invited: Making Space for Culture Consultations in Toronto Oct.4-24, 2012

You're Invited: Making Space for Culture Consultations in Toronto Oct.4-24, 2012
You’re Invited: Making Space for Culture Consultations in Toronto Oct.4-24, 2012

This is an update to my previous blog Canadian Consultations on Cultural Spaces in Toronto: Your Input is Required May 22-June 17, 2012.

The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, endorsed by Toronto City Council in 2011, for the following reasons:

  • City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, aims to supply “affordable, sustainable cultural space” for use by cultural industries, not-for-profit organizations and community groups
  • The upgrade and/or development of facilities for small and mid-size organizations and community cultural groups is a critical next step to ensure a vibrant cultural community
  • There is a need to develop and enhance cultural spaces in neighborhoods throughout the City to ensure that all Torontonians have access to spaces to learn, play, practice, and engage with arts and culture of all forms
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Canadian Consultations on Cultural Spaces in Toronto: Your Input is Required May 22-June 17, 2012

This video shows Regent Park Arts & Culture Centre during construction in April 2011, which exemplifies:

  • the “opportunity to anchor culture as a primary driver in the community’s revitalization, both physically and symbolically
  • the integration and celebration of a neighbourhood’s cultural richness in the revitalization play a central role in its success and in the creation of a socially inclusive, livable, healthy, safe and vibrant neighbourhood via The Regent Park Arts & Culture Centre as:
    • A showcase for artistic talent
    • An incubator of creative people and organizations
    • A workshop for new artistic creations
    • The social heart of the Regent Park Revitalization which fosters and supports:
      • Performances, celebrations, festivals, public and community events
      • Creation and production of a wide range of arts activities with a focus on the performing and visual arts
      • Learning, skills development, participation and creation with a special commitment to young people
      • Collaboration, exchange and dialogue between individuals, communities and organizations
      • A sense of community, well- being and social engagement”

According to the 2011 report, Creative Capital Gains: An Action Plan for Toronto, Toronto’s role in supplying “affordable, sustainable cultural space” for use by cultural industries, not-for-profit organizations and community groups requires the following actions: