Toronto: It Takes Money To Get To The Next Level

If Toronto wants to get to the next cultural level, says a new government report, the city must increase its per capita spending on the arts to $25 from its current $14.64. “Culture Plan for the Creative City, commissioned from the city’s culture division 18 months after the province created the amalgamated city of Toronto, contains 60 recommendations designed to push the Ontario capital “to the next level” following last year’s commitment of almost $240-million from the federal and provincial governments to capital works for the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Opera Company, among others.”