2010 Budget: BeautifulCity.ca Set to InVoice City Hall for Billboard Tax
Revenues - Monday March 1st 6:30pm

TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ -

    
    BeautifulCity.ca Town Hall: InVoice
    6:30pm March 1st, Committee Room No.2, City Hall

    (xx) Featuring: Live painting by Elicser Elliot, Lexr and Celo // Music
    by Tanika Charles and Deejay L'Oqenz (xx)
    

Info: Join city builders, young people, artists, academics, councillors and mayoral candidates to determine positive steps forward for BeautifulCity.ca and learn about the city budget process. Open discussion will follow concerning the value of building vibrant and democratic public spaces. Moderated by: Ravi Jain (WhyNot Theatre, ArtsVote), Sabra Ripley (Community Health Advocate, HoP, B-girl) and Che Kothari (Manifesto Community Projects.)

Background: The billboard tax has been passed but zero new money has been invested in beautifying and diversifying access to public spaces with art in the 2010 Budget. This goes against highly favourable public opinion polls by EKOS (2009) Environics (2007) and Pollara (2005) and a 4500 person petition, 60 endorsements by organizations and reams of city plans to build a successful Toronto for the long-term. Along with the Mayor, city councillors from across the political spectrum have also been very supportive of a billboard tax to fund art in committee, council and the press. Similarly, public consultations, staff and consultant's reports stated that the purpose of the tax was to support arts and city beautification projects.

    
    Council Recap Video, Polls, Images and More Info:
    http://www.beautifulcity.ca
    E-flyer: http://tinyurl.com/ddjwzc
    Video of previous town hall: http://vimeo.com/5639645
    

SOURCE BeautifulCity.ca

For further information: For further information: Devon Ostrom, devon@beautifulcity.ca, (647) 267-4221; Julia Che, Agents of Change, julia@beautifulcity.ca, (416) 928-1978

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