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ArtsVote Mayoral Arts Debate

On Monday, September 29, join ArtsVote at TIFF Bell Lightbox for the Mayoral Arts Debate and hear from Toronto’s leading mayoral candidates as they debate the role of arts and culture in our city.

The Mayoral Arts Debate will be moderated by Damian Abraham,

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ArtsVote in Ward 18

Brad Lepp from the ArtsVote organizing committee is a Ward 18 resident. He sat down with councillor candidate Paul Alves aka Paul the Book Guy to chat art (and books!) in their neighbourhood. Download the podcast at or at the Apple Store.

You can follow Brad on Twitter at @BradLepp.

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Summer News Roundup

Here are a few of the arts / culture policy stories that caught our eye the past few weeks:

  • Op-ed: When culture goes corporate, Canada’s creativity suffers (Thomas Hodd, Globe Debates)
  • Toronto Arts Foundation releases Toronto Arts Facts.

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Join ArtsVote at SummerWorks for ART on the BALLOT!

Join ArtsVote at SummerWorks for:

ART on the BALLOT / A Reverse Mayoral Debate 
Tuesday, August 12 at 2:00 PM
Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West (map)
Free! Let us know you’re coming on by joining the Facebook event.

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What are Toronto’s largest cultural institutions looking for in a mayor?

photo (5)The leaders of Toronto’s largest cultural institutions have worked together to craft their vision for Toronto’s next mayor. You can read the Globe and Mail’s coverage here. What do you think of their manifesto? Is there anything that you’d add?


As Torontonians prepare to choose a mayor for our city’s future,

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ArtsVote 2014 – back in the #TOpoli game!

Hi everyone – welcome to the new ArtsVote Toronto site!

We’re just kicking off the 2014 campaign, and we’re looking forward to hearing your voice as we work to ensure arts and culture policy are a focus of the upcoming municipal election.

There are tons of ways you can Get Involved and show Toronto’s future municipal leaders that arts and culture matter to voters.

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