Living In Toronto

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Arts and Culture

The City of Toronto is proud to play a vital role in the cultural life of the city. Committed to the development of arts and culture in the Toronto, the Cultural Services section undertakes a range of responsibilities including:

  • the operation and administration of many museums, historic sites, performing and visual arts centres; financial support for cultural activity and individual artists; encouraging public art projects in both private and public developments; and
  • assisting a wide range of community arts organizations in accessing and sharing municipal services and facilities.

Central to the mandate of Toronto Cultural Services is:

  • promoting the development of arts, culture and heritage throughout the City;
  • ensuring accessibility to a variety of cultural activities that enhance the cultural attractions of the Toronto Region; and
  • providing direct cultural services through its museums, cultural centres and art galleries, and supporting the entire cultural sector of the community.

 

Cultural Services Sections

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Arts Services

Develops and promotes opportunities for artistic engagement and access

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Museums

Ten historic sites that work collectively with community groups and members of the public to tell the vast, vibrant and diverse stories of Toronto.

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Public Art

City-owned public art and historical monuments

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Scarborough Triangle is HOT!

Toronto's Cultural Hotspot celebrates community and brings cultural activities, art interventions, development opportunities and legacy projects to the Hotspot neighbourhoods.