City-Proposed Designation of Bloor Street as a Cultural Corridor from Bay Street to Bathurst Street

 
Economic Development Committee consideration on September 19, 2016
ED 14.10 ACTION Ward:All

Origin

(August 17, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Recommendations:

The General Manager of Economic Development and Culture recommends that:
 
1. City Council officially designate Bloor Street as a Cultural Corridor from Bay Street to Bathurst Street as defined in the map in Attachment 1.

Summary:

The purpose of this report is to recommend the designation of Bloor Street as a Cultural Corridor from Bay Street to Bathurst Street (refer to Attachment 1 of this report).
 
Toronto’s Bloor Street between Bay Street and Bathurst Street is a vibrant 1.5 kilometre corridor with more than a dozen permanent world-class arts organizations presenting professional arts and culture events in destination venues. They include: Alliance Française de Toronto, Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Gardiner Museum, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Royal Conservatory of Music/Koerner Hall, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Talisker Players, Toronto Consort and the University of Toronto – Faculty of Music.
 
These organizations are part of a consortium called the Bloor Street Cultural Partnership who have requested that the City officially recognize Bloor Street between Bay Street and Bathurst Street as a Cultural Corridor. By doing so the City will help the promotion and development of the area as a cultural destination that enhance Toronto’s position as a creative city regionally, nationally and internationally.

Financial Impact:

Similar to other cultural corridor designations by the City in the past, there are no financial impacts as a result of this report.
 
The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information:

(August 17, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Proposed Designation of Bloor Street as a Cultural Corridor from Bay Street to Bathurst Street

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-95719.pdf)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at

www.toronto.ca/council

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