The Toronto municipal election is happening next month and this coming Monday there will be a debate between mayoral candidates regarding support for arts and culture. Hosted by ArtsVote at the TIFF Lightbox, the candidates will answer questions from culture leaders in the city. Each candidate will be able to discuss their plan for the future of culture in the city.
The best part is that the moderator is Damian Abraham from the band Fucked Up!
Date:Â Monday, September 29
Time:Â 12:00 â€“ 2:00 PM
Location:Â Cinema One, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West (map)
Tickets:Â free general admission seating. Box office opens at 10:00 AM. Doors at 11:30 AM.
Progress is easy when weâ€™re all working together toward something we all believe in. The ArtsVote community cares about mobilizing our collective talents, ideas, and passions for the benefit of Torontonians â€“ and itâ€™s not hard to see how much energy and enthusiasm the people of Toronto have for arts and culture. You can see, hear, taste, touch, smell, and feel it in parks, schools, churches, community centres, alleyways, markets, sidewalks, and all kinds of other spaces around our city. So where do our municipal candidates fit into this picture? Do they believe they have a role to play in growing audiences for the arts, and encouraging cultural participation?
Disclosure: I’m an ArtsVote committee member.