by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager
Update on 401 Richmond
- The Toronto City Council approved the “Creative Co-Location Facilities” tax class for cultural hubs and creative spaces like our home at 401 Richmond. Thanks to everyone who spoke out in support of this initiative.
- Murray Whyte, the Toronto Star’s Visual Arts Critic, wrote an opinion piece “Toronto’s new property tax subclass is a limited gesture but a first step toward the city we want.”
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- The City of Toronto also made a $2 million increase to arts funding in the city. This brings the city to a $25 per capita rate, a target set in 2003. The arts community held several deputations to Council about the need for this increase.
In Case You Missed It
- ONstage Openings this week in Markham, London, Toronto, Orangeville, Ottawa, and Cornwall.
- Browsing Our Bulletin Board, including workshops, coaching, grant deadlines, recorded webinars, community theatre calls for directors, internship deadlines, proposal deadlines, young playwright calls, and more.