Call for Community Participation for Mayor's Task Force

November 2, 2011 - Please accept this invitation to participate in a public consultation meeting with reference to the future of Toronto's three civic theatres: the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

As you may be aware, Mayor Rob Ford appointed a Mayor's Task Force - Arts and Theatres to examine the role and function of the three City-owned theatres in the context of the Core Service Review.

As Chair of the Task Force, I have appointed four distinguished citizens to serve on a Theatres Panel; John McKellar (Chair of Theatres Panel), Chris Lorway, Don Shipley and Peter Steinmetz. The panelists will investigate the impact of these theatres on the local economy and make recommendations on what changes may be required in terms of their operations to meet the City's objectives. We will consider a variety of options. As part of the process in making recommendations, we need the input of the community and stakeholders like you.

You are invited to attend one of two public consultation sessions to provide input as follows:

Date:Wednesday, November 9
Time:9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location:St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East

Date:Wednesday, November 9
Time:6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street

As well, I am happy to receive written comments. I look forward to hearing from you.

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From the office of Councillor Gary Crawford, City of Toronto
Media contact:
Tina Ferreira
Executive Assistant
Office of Gary Crawford
Councillor, Ward 36
Scarborough Southwest
Tel: 416-392-4050
Cel: 416-803-3148