City Councillor Doucette Ward 13 information on city run museums & possible clouse

From the newsletter Councillor Sarah Doucette…

You may have already heard that four of Toronto’s ten City run museums are threatened with closure. They are Montgomery’s Inn, Gibson House, Zion Schoolhouse and Market Gallery. These museums draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and help bring history to life. Toronto’s collection of historic museums is the repository of our collective heritage. Closing them would be like losing the link of who we are and how we got here. These museums also serve as community hubs, providing public space for children’s programs, language training courses, farmer’s markets and special events. Closing these museums will not save the City a significant amount of money, but will lead to a huge loss to the community. We need to see if there are ways to help the museums raise more money or operate in a more cost effective manner. There are better ways to address a budget shortfall than by cutting valuable cultural assets that hugely improve the quality of life for Torontonians and visitors to our City. I urge you to become part of the coalition to stop these cuts by signing the petition at the website togethertoronto.ca/campaigns/museums/.  Please consider forwarding the petition to your family and friends.

 

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