Town hall: get City Council to increase arts funding

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 22:30 to Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 01:00


· An historic 53% increase to the annual municipal funding available to all artists, festivals and arts institutions?

· And, close to $100 000.00 dollars for public realm improvement for each Toronto ward including projects such as greening every year?

· As well, as over $300 000.00 annually for each of the 13 priority neighbourhoods to fund accessible youth arts programming?

· Topped by hiring 17 dedicated officers to enforce the new billboard bylaw and collect fines?

Sound like a dream? It is...but Toronto City Council is voting on it anyway on June 2nd and early July. These numbers proposing potential usage are taken from a mid-range estimate of revenues from the billboard charge, currently being worked on by city staff. The / BCBF proposal would see revenues from this tax or fee on billboards dedicated to art in the public sphere.

You can make this future possible! Please attend the Town Hall to ask questions, find out more and show City Councillors and the media that there is serious weight behind this proposal.

Presented by Manifesto Community Projects, the Toronto Youth Cabinet, Youth Action Network, CYAN and the BCBF (Beautiful City Billboard Fee) Alliance as part of International Youth Week.

Suggest possible agenda items regarding youth, art and public space for consideration at:

Toronto City Hall Committee Room 2
100 Queen St. W. (Second floor)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 6.1776" N, 79° 22' 57.2664" W
Ontario CA

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