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Creative City: Block By Block Initiatives

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CREATIVE CITY: BLOCK BY BLOCK

Toronto is a dynamic centre of artistic excellence. Our vision, Creative City: Block by Block, is to connect every Toronto neighbourhood with the transformative social and economic benefits of the arts.

Toronto Arts Foundation, through its partnership with Toronto Arts Council, has a unique vantage point with regard to the impact of art on community life, on neighbourhood revitalization and on city building.

By acting as convener and catalyst, the Toronto Arts Foundation is collaborating with arts organizations, social service agencies, city departments, non-governmental agencies and other organizations who share the vision of creating successful neighbourhoods through the arts and who understand the importance of increasing opportunities for people to enjoy the arts in all regions of Toronto.

The Toronto Arts Foundation will:

  1. Convene and connect artists and the public through the Neighbourhood Arts Network.
  2. Invest in artistic activity in areas of need across the City of Toronto with Creative City Funds.3.
  3. Support the development of arts hubs in regions of Toronto lacking in the critical infrastructure and benefits of a centre of artistic activity.
  4. Research, map and evaluate the progress and impact of the arts in Toronto.

Creative City: Block by Block is carried out through the Toronto Arts Foundation's strategic initiatives including: Neighbourhood Arts Network, North York Arts, Arts Impact Study and other Research Initiatives and strategically directed private investment in under served areas of the city.