Supporting New and Emerging Artists in Our Communities

At the City of Toronto we must do more to support new and emerging artists. And, in our increasingly unaffordable city, we can look to utilize city-owned property to support DIY music and cultural creation.

New and emerging musicians don’t just start out performing at the Horseshoe or the Danforth Music Hall. That’s why these small, affordable and accessible cultural spaces are so critical. As property values and rents rise, and DIY spaces become harder to operate, our City can help.

Our Toronto Music Advisory Committee has endorsed a proposal to do just this. As the Chair of the Toronto Music Advisory Committee, I am thrilled we are moving forward with this critical work.