Positive news for Toronto's arts sector has been announced at City Hall last week.
On January 25th Mayor Rob Ford was joined by the Honourable Hilary Weston, Ralph Lean, R.H. Thomson and Councillors Gary Crawford and Doug Ford in the Members’ Lounge at City Hall to launch the 2012 Mayor’s Ball for the Arts. Reviving an event first held by Mayor Mel Lastman, the Ball organizing committee has set a target to raise $1,000,000 in support of arts programs across Toronto. Proceeds will go to support Toronto Arts Foundation's Creative City Block by Block initiatives.
In addition to Hilary Weston, Honorary Co-Chairs for the ball include the Honourable David Peterson, John Tory, Joey Tannenbaum and Michael Harris and dinner Co-Chairs include Susan Crocker, Rupert Duchesne, Jim Fleck, Robert Foster and Tony Gagliano.
Susan Crocker, Chair of Toronto Arts Foundation spoke at the event: “We are honoured to be the beneficiary of this exciting event, which we see as a special opportunity to bring together a broad cross section of citizens and businesses in celebration of the important role that the arts play in our great city.”
The Mayor’s Ball for the Arts is being held on October 15, 2012 at the Metro Convention Centre. Toronto Arts Foundation will work with the event organizers to maximize opportunities to profile arts organizations and arts activities in Toronto at this event which expected to attract over 1.000 business leaders. Individual tickets, tables and sponsorships are available as well as volunteer opportunities.
For more information on the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts – call Karen Miller, event organizer, at 416-224-9990.