Foundation Partners with CIBC to Celebrate Creative Community

TORONTO – Toronto Arts Foundation is pleased to welcome CIBC as a new Presenting Sponsor of the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards. This two year partnership will bring CIBC to the forefront of celebrating artists, business and political leaders, and cultural innovators in the City of Toronto.

“From Toronto’s artistic leaders, to our most ambitious emerging artists and arts organizations committed to youth, the past winners of our awards are doing their part to build the cultural legacy of our great city” said Claire Hopkinson, Director & CEO, Toronto Arts Foundation. “We are delighted that CIBC will be joining us in celebrating the vital role the arts play in strengthening communities throughout Toronto.”

CIBC will donate $90,000, an investment that will help the Foundation turn up the spotlight on the achievements of Toronto’s creative community as they work to build a Creative City: Block by Block.

“CIBC has a long history of supporting programs and initiatives that embrace and enrich Canadian culture” said Tracy Best, Region Head, GTA East, Retail and Business Banking, CIBC. “CIBC is proud to present the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards, and recognize the creative and artistic contributions that help build our strong and vibrant community.”

Contact: Jason Maghanoy, Manager, Community Investment, Toronto Arts Foundation
416 392 6802 x204

About Toronto Arts Foundation
Toronto Arts Foundation is a charitable organization that provides the opportunity for individuals, private and public foundations, corporations, and government agencies to invest in and strengthen the arts in Toronto. We are powered by a vision: Creative City: Block by Block, a commitment to connect every Toronto neighbourhood to the transformative social and economic benefits of the arts.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to causes, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million to 1,870 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 430 communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at