The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council proudly released for public consultation its draft Toronto Music Strategy. The draft report will, once official adopted by City Council, become Toronto’s first official Music Strategy for the years ahead.
On Friday, August 21st, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council submitted to Municipal Licensing & Standards, City of Toronto, its official submission on MLS’ review of the City’s noise by-laws, Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 591, Noise.
TMAC, the Music Sector Development Officer and Municipal Licensing & Standards will be holding a public consultation for Toronto’s music industry regarding the City’s noise by-law review. This will be an opportunity for the music industry to voice their opinions on how noise by-laws are structured and enforced in the future.
The efficacy, sensibility and fairness of Toronto’s noise by-laws is crucial to building a ‘music city’. And, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council, along with the Music Office, is working to ensure that the music industry’s voice is being heard.
I am a big proponent of how YDS leverages a shared “commons” to create public-private partnerships between residents, businesses and the City; and, in turn, how these partnerships drive the formation of cultural capital and celebrate diversity.
I am very grateful and honoured to be elected as TMAC Co-Chair (alongside Co-Chair and City Councillor Michael Thompson), and I look forward to serving TMAC and the City in this capacity as we work together to define what music and culture means to Torontonians and our music industry.
On Tuesday June 2, 2015, I attended the Downtown-Yonge BIA unveiling of its Music Strategy for Yonge St. Highlights of the BIA’s strategy include a reclamation and showcase of historic signage and an app-guided walking tour for legendary music venues such as Friar’s and Le Coq D’Or. One of the most important aspects of the strategy is the proposal to bring music incubator programs to Downtown Yonge. In partnership with Coalition Music and the City’s Economic Development & Culture Division, an Artist Management Program is set to launch in November 2015.
I am grateful for the invitation to attend A Conversation with Arts & Culture, presented by Terry Nicholson, Director of Toronto Arts & Culture Services, City of Toronto.
The presentation will:
Update Toronto’s arts and culture leaders on the 2011 Creative Capital Gains: An Action
Plan for Toronto. Review the recommendations completed to date and next steps;
Introduce new staff at Toronto’s Economic Development & Culture and update you on EDC’s reorganization; and
Provide an opportunity to share thoughts on current issues.
Andreas Kalogiannides and fellow sports & entertainment lawyer Layth Gafoor will be speaking to grade 7/8’s at Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School as part of the Ontario Justice Education Network’s “Everyday Law” program. The program offers students a chance to hear the experiences of lawyers working in their community, and to discuss how our legal systems intersects with their own lives.
As members of the Cabbagetown community, we are big believers in initiatives which focus on strengthening the educational, economic and social fabric right here at home, and we are grateful for the invitation to participate in this program.
The City of Toronto creates the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council. Is this a new age for the Toronto music industry? We are very grateful and proud to be invited on the council.