Downtown-Yonge BIA Music Strategy for Yonge St.

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.


Event: A Conversation with Arts & Culture, City of Toronto

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.


Speaking: Ontario Justice Education Network Everyday Law Program

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.