City divisions

Economic Development & Culture

The Economic Development & Culture Division provides services that contribute to an economically strong, socially enjoyable and culturally vibrant city. Our combined service responsibilities heighten Toronto's ability to sustain and promote itself as one of the world's leading creative cities.

Our objective is to advance Toronto's prosperity, opportunity and liveability by:

  • Improving the business climate within the city to enable, accelerate and attract economic growth
  • Diversifying Toronto's international portfolio by substantially increasing economic activity with cities beyond North America with a focus on emerging markets
  • Anchoring and expanding strategic industry sectors through increased competition and collaboration
  • Enhancing and expanding Toronto's labour force and ensure that all residents have equitable access to the benefits of Toronto's enhanced economic competitiveness and growth.

Economic Development & Culture delivers services and programs through the following sections: