Toronto Arts Council congratulates Mayor-elect Ford and all incoming City Councillors.
TAC is delighted to note that a majority of elected Councillors have expressed their commitment to strengthened support for Toronto’s arts sector. We will continue to work with all Councillors in all neighbourhoods to support arts programming that will attract tourists, improve residents' quality of life and create opportunities for youth engagement and community revitalization.
The arts are critical to the city’s economy and deliver exceptional value for the money – two issues we know are important to Mayor-elect Ford. Further the arts attract significant investment to Toronto from other levels of government as well as the private sector, ensuring that the economic impact of relatively low levels of investment is high.
We look forward to working with the Mayor and all Councillors to ensure they understand the economic value of the arts sector, its essential role in strengthening Toronto’s global reputation, and its importance to millions of residents and visitors every year.