The Case for the Arts

Artists and arts organizations make a tremendous contribution to the economic vitality and livability of their communities. Toronto's investment in the arts leverages increased support from other sources, increases employment, encourages tourism and ensures greater accessibility to arts programming in all Toronto neighbourhoods.

Toronto Arts Facts gathers together key information about the arts in Toronto, compiled from a wide variety of research studies and statistical resources. This information – which falls into the general areas of the arts’ role in the economy, its impact on communities, and its place in people’s lives – was intended, at first, to provide fact-based information to arts funders and policy makers.

Toronto Arts Facts is a publication of Toronto Arts Foundation, compiled and edited by Jini Stolk, Creative Trust Fellow, with Kathleen McLeod and Kasia Gladki.

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