Just before Christmas, the Toronto Star reported on the property tax situation at 401 Richmond, the non-profit culture organization hub in Toronto where we make our home, along with our suite-mates the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and Playwrights Guild of Canada, other theatre organizations like SummerWorks, Necessary Angel, the Stratford Festival and Red Sky Performance, and numerous other individual artists and arts organizations.
- Visual arts writer Murray Whyte provided the initial report.
- GTA Columnist Edward Keenan argued that it is a matter for provincial policy makers to resolve.
- Political reporters Robert Benzie and Jennifer Pagliaro reported on the province’s case arguing that the city has “the tools” to resolve the situation.
- Star readers weighed in on the value of our building.
- Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina—Fort York, also tweeted a series of observations about the situation.
- Scott White advocates for why playwrights “should rejoice when a community theatre produces your play.”
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- Season announcement for 17/18 from Orpheus Musical Theatre Society in Ottawa.
- SpiderWebShow’s series of Facebook posts “2016—It Wasn’t All Bad!” included an update/profile of Michael O’Brien, currently training with Sarah Garton Stanley under a Professional Theatre Training Program grant.
- The Storefront Theatre in Toronto announced that they are closing their doors as of January 31.
- ... to Norm Foster, Katherine Carleton, and Donna Bennett & Brian Finley on their appointments to the Order of Canada.