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Harper Government Invests in Culture in the Greater Toronto Area

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MARKHAM, April 11, 2012 - Arts and culture organizations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will continue to create jobs and growth, boost tourism, and attract visitors from around the world, thanks to investments from the Government of Canada. The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, alongside representatives from the cultural community, announced today support for 111 arts, culture, heritage, and official-language projects across the GTA.

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in projects that are important to Canada’s cultural identity and integral to its heritage,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting arts and cultural projects in the Greater Toronto Area, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and provide better access to the arts.”

Supporting Canadian culture means supporting Canada’s economy, as arts and culture represents $46 billion in the Canadian economy and over 630,000 jobs. Arts, culture and official language organizations contribute to the cultural vitality of communities and enrich the quality of life of all Canadians. The funding announced today supports a wide range of organizations across the GTA, including Le Théâtre français de Toronto, the Toronto Dance Foundation, the Markham Jazz Festival, Soundstreams Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

“As Soundstreams enters its 30th season, we are keenly aware that the ongoing support of the Government of Canada—who was with us from the beginning—has contributed significantly to our growth and success,” said Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Soundstreams Canada.

The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $20,209,843 through 10 programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Museums Assistance Program, the Canada Arts Training Fund, the Canada Music Fund, the Canada Interactive Fund, the Canada Book Fund, the Canadian Studies Program, and the Enhancement of Official Languages Program. For more information about the projects, see the attached backgrounder. 

For more information (media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Jillian Lum
Manager of Regional Communications
Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage
416-973-2050
Jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

BACKGROUNDER

 

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Arts For Children and Youth – BIG BAM BOOM: AFCY Youth Arts Festival

$4,500 (2012–2013)

Burlington

Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival Inc. – Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival

$78,400 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. – Asian Heritage Month Festival

$12,500 (2012–2013)

Mississauga

Carassauga Festival Inc. – Carassauga Multi Cultural Festival

$41,200 (2012–2013)

Oakville

Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association – Carousel of Nations Multicultural Festival

$4,100 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Dance T.O. – International Dance Day – Toronto Festival 2012

$9,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

East Danforth Creative Collective – Art of the Danforth

$4,800 (2012–2013)

Rexdale

Expect Theatre Inc. – urbanNOISE Festival

$17,000 (2012–2013)

Markham

Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham – Taste of Asia Festival 2012

$19,700 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Friends of Humewood House – Humewood House Centennial Celebration

$5,700 (2011–2012)

$3,030 (2012–2013)

Markham

Markham Jazz Festival – Markham Jazz Festival

$10,100 (2012–2013)

Markham

Markham Village Festival Corporation – The 34th Annual Markham Village Music Festival

$10,100 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Muhtadi International Drumming – 2012 Muhtadi International Drumming Festival

$9,500 (2012–2013)

Toronto

St. Christopher House – Celebrating 100 Years

$5,050 (2011–2012)

$12,380 (2012–2013)

Mississauga

Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival Incorporated (The) – Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival

$20,800 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (The) – Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

$10,900 (2012–2013)

 

 

TOTAL: $278,760



 


Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

City

Organization and Project

Amount

(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Ashkenaz Foundation – Ashkenaz Foundation/Ashkenaz Festival

$60,000 (2012–2013)

$20,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

b Current Performing Arts Corp. – rock.paper.sistahz Festival

$15,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

CCMC Music Gallery – Concert Season and Festival 2012/2014

$52,000 (2012–2013)

$52,000 (2013–2014)

Oshawa

Conseil des organismes francophones de la région de Durham (COFRD) – Saison culturelle 2012–2013/2013–2014

$15,000 (2012–2013)

$15,000 (2013–2014)

Markham

Corporation of the Town of Markham – Programming support

$50,000 (2012–2013)

$50,000 (2013–2014)

Oakville

Corporation of the Town of Oakville – The Big Ticket Series featuring the Family Series, Drama & Dance, Learning with the Arts

$65,000 (2012–2013)

$65,000 (2013–2014)

 

Toronto

Dance Matters Dance Productions – Dance Matters

$9,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society –2012–2013 Multidisciplinary Performance Series

$20,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Dusk Dances Inc. – Dusk Dances

$28,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Moonhorse Dance Theatre – Older and Reckless

$14,000 (2012–2013)

$18,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

Music Toronto – 2012-2013-2014 Concert Seasons

$80,000 (2012–2013)

$80,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

New Adventures in Sound Art – 2012–2014 New Adventures in Sound Art Presentation Programming

$30,000 (2012–2013)

$30,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

New Music Concerts – New Music Concerts 2012–2013 Presentation Activities

$18,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Northern Visions Independent Film and Video Association – Images Festival 2012 and Images Festival 2013

$65,000 (2012–2013)

$65,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

Soundstreams Canada Concerts – Soundstreams

$120,000 (2012–2013)

$120,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

Théâtre français de Toronto – 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 seasons

$80,000 (2012–2013)

$80,000 (2013–2014)

 

 

TOTAL: $1,316,000

 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund program seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

B.A.A.N.N. Theatre Centre – Carnegie Library Renovation

$1,200,000(2012–2013)

$600,000 (2013–2014)

Toronto

Theatre Museum Corporation – Feasibility Study for Theatre Museum Canada at 355 King Street West

$28,500 (2011–2012)

.

Toronto

Toronto Dance Foundation – Capital Improvements to 80 Winchester Street: Phase 1

$248,000 (2012–2013)

 

 

 

TOTAL: $2,076,500

 

Canada Arts Training Fund

The Canada Arts Training Fund contributes to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector by supporting the training of artists with high potential through institutions that offer training of the highest calibre.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio – Professional arts training

$300,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Collective of Black Artists (COBA) – Professional arts training

$55,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre – Professional arts training

$40,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Native Earth Performing Arts – Professional arts training

$50,000 (2012–2013)

Thornhill

Nrtyakala: Indian Classical Dance – Professional arts training

$140,000 (2012–2013)

$140,000 (2013–2014)

 

 

TOTAL: $725,000

 


Canada Interactive Fund

The Canada Interactive Fund supports the creation of online, interactive Canadian cultural content and applications that are developed by official-language minority, Aboriginal, ethnocultural, and other not-for-profit cultural organizations.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Centre for Aboriginal Media – imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Online and Mobile Interactive Initiative

$46,200 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Ontario Museum Association – The Insider’s Look at Ontario Museums (ILOM) and the Mobile Insiders Look at Ontario Museums (MiLOM)

$55,100 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Soundstreams Canada Concerts – The Soundstreams SoundMakers Project

$253,635 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Théâtre français de Toronto – Creation of an interactive platform for artists and productions by Théâtre français de Toronto

$58,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival Inc. – Body Mind Change: The Worlds of David Cronenberg

$43,573 (2011–2012)

$362,636 (2012–2013)

 

 

TOTAL: $819,144

 

Canada Book Fund – Support for Organizations and Support for Publishers streams

The principal objective of the Canada Book Fund is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a strong Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

1097488 Ontario Ltd. o/a Master Point Press – Publishing support

$85,950 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Annick Press Ltd. – Publishing support

$282,308 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Association of Canadian Publishers - PD Seminars & Subsidy Program

$132,888 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Association of Canadian Publishers – Strategic Planning

$50,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Between the Lines Incorporated – Publishing support

$39,018 (2011–2012)

Toronto

 

Book and Periodical Council – Internship

 

$7,125 (2011–2012)

$2,625 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Canadian Children’s Book Centre – Canadian Children’s Book News (two editions) 20000+

$50,000 (2011–2012) $50,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. – Publishing support

$110,104 (2011–2012)

Toronto

CCNM Press Inc. – Publishing support

$21,676 (2011–2012)

Burlington

C.G. Publishing Inc. – Publishing support

$65,704 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Chestnut Publishing Group Limited Partnership – Publishing support

$45,516 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Coach House Books Inc. – Publishing support

$49,783 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Coach House Books Inc. – Publishing internship

$8,880 (2011–2012) $3,600 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Curriculum Plus-Bailey Press Ltd. – Publishing support

$32,931 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Diaspora Dialogues – Diaspora Dialogues Literary Festival

$15,000 (2011–2012) $30,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

Dundurn Press Limited – Publishing support

$214,471 (2011–2012)

Toronto

ECW Press Ltd. – Publishing support

$224,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Emond Montgomery Publications Limited – Publishing support

$347,036 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Emond Montgomery Publications Limited – Business planning

$50,000 (2011–2012)

Markham

Fifth House Ltd. – Publishing support

$64,849 (2011–2012)

Richmond Hill

Firefly Books Ltd. – Publishing support

$449,035 (2011–2012)

Markham

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited – Publishing support

$179,889 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Groundwood Books Limited – Publishing support

$225,294 (2011–2012)

Toronto

House of Anansi Press Inc. – Publishing support

$192,777 (2011–2012)

Oakville

Howard Aster and Assoc. Corp. Ltd. o/a Mosaic Press – Publishing support

$22,531 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning – Book Summit 2012

$15,000 (2011–2012) $20,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

International Readings at Harbourfront – 2011 International Visitors Programme at the International Festival of Authors

$20,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Irwin Law Inc. – Publishing support

$119,162 (2011–2012)

Toronto

James Lorimer & Company Limited – Publishing support

$123,809 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Kids Can Press Ltd. – Publishing support

$524,076 (2011–2012)

Toronto

League of Canadian Poets – Marketing and Promotion of Canadian Poetry 2011-2012

$28,250 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Lingo Learning Inc. – Publishing support

$159,333 (2011–2012)

Toronto

LitDistCo – LitDistCo Technology Project

$39,100 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Literary Press Group of Canada – Sales and Marketing Project

$221,663 (2011–2012)

Toronto

McArthur & Company Publishing Limited – Publishing support

$100,610 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario – Open Book

$70,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Owlkids Books Inc. – Publishing support

$117,077 (2011–2012)

Markham

Pembroke Publishers Limited – Publishing support

$130,017 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Playwrights Canada Press Ltd. – Publishing support

$47,906 (2011–2012)

Markham

Red Deer Press Inc. – Publishing support

$86,396 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Robert Rose Inc. – Publishing support

$422,987 (2011–2012)

Oakville

Rubicon Publishing Inc. – Publishing support

$255,401 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Salon du Livre de Toronto

$20,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Second Story Feminist Press Inc. – Publishing support

$106,360 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Southern Ontario Library Services – First Nations Communities Read 2012

$24,707 (2012–2013)

Toronto

The Toronto South Asian Review – Publishing support

$8,476 (2011–2012)

Markham

Thomas Allen & Son Limited – Publishing support

$82,498 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Thompson Educational Publishing Inc. – Publishing support

$177,558 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Thompson Educational Publishing Inc. – Technology internship

$12,733 (2011–2012)

Toronto

University of Toronto Press – Publishing support

$459,102 (2011–2012)

Toronto

 

Word on the Street Canada Inc. (The) – The Word on the Street Canada Inc.

 

$100,000 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Writers’ Trust of Canada – Writers’ Trust Awards

$20,000 (2011–2012)

$20,000 (2012–2013)

Toronto

 

Writers’ Union of Canada (The)– PD Project ("How to Be Your Own Publicist", "OnWords" Conference panels, Write magazine articles)

$46,757 (2011–2012)

$55,917 (2012–2013)

 

 

TOTAL: $6,687,885

 

Canada Music Fund

The Canada Music Fund provides support for established Canadian music entrepreneurs to build a strong, sustainable industry. It enables these entrepreneurs to offer a wide range of choices that enrich the Canadian musical experience in the long term, to become increasingly competitive nationally and internationally and to play a leading role in the global digital economy.

City

Organization

Amount (Fiscal Year 2011–2012)

Toronto

Arts & Crafts Productions Inc

$650,000

Toronto

Canadian Independent Music Association

$445,000

Toronto

Canadian Music Centre

$34,000

Toronto

Dine Alone Music Inc.

$413,240

Toronto

Distort Inc.

$281,340

Toronto

Last Gang Records Inc

$408,265

Toronto

Maplecore Ltd.

$618,859

Toronto

2204253 Ontario Inc. (Casablanca)

$40,000

 

 

TOTAL: $2,890,704

 

Canadian Studies Program

The Canadian Studies Program encourages Canadians to learn about Canada’s history, civic life, and public policy. The Program supports the development and/or enhancement of learning materials, the organization of learning and developmental experiences, and the establishment and maintenance of networks that give Canadians opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada, thus building an informed and engaged citizenry.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Historica Dominion Institute – Canadian Encyclopedia / Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

$1,250,000 (2011–2012)

$1,250,000 (2012–2013)

$1,250,000 (2013–2014)

 

 

TOTAL: $3,750,000

 

Museums Assistance Program

The Museums Assistance Program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

 

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Toronto

Centennial Centre of Science and Technology – Imaginate

$170,600 (2011–2012)

$70,800 (2012–2013)

 

 

TOTAL: $241,400

 

Enhancement of Official Languages Program

The Enhancement of Official Languages Program is designed to foster among Canadians a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality.

City

Organization and Project

Amount
(Fiscal Year)

Mississauga

Canadian Parents for French – Ontario

Gotta Love That French: I am Bilingual Tour

$30,000 (2011–2012)

Mississauga

Canadian Parents for French – Ontario

Core operational funding

$294,450 (2011–2012)

Toronto

Français pour l’avenir/French for the Future Inc.

Project French For The Future

 

$550,000 (2011–2012)

$550,000 (2012–2013)

 

 

TOTAL: $1,424,450

 

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