Metronome Requests Stimulus Funding

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Metronome, the proposed 'music city' at the
Canada Malting Silos on Toronto's waterfront, has applied to the
Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) for Not-for-Profit Organizations for $20M
in funding from each of the governments of Canada and Ontario.
    The project is Canada's most broadly supported and awarded cultural
initiative. Over 6,000 companies and individuals have donated or committed
$19.7M. Designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Metronome has won 'Awards
of Excellence' from the Ontario Association of Architects, Canadian Architect,
Applied Arts and the PPAC. It was selected for exhibition by the Toronto
Society of Architects at the ROM in 08/09, the Union of International
Architects in Barcelona and Dalhousie University in Halifax. The project's
founder won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario, the
Canada Day Achievement Award and Toronto City Council's Scroll of Recognition.
    Supporters are being encouraged to send a template 'Letter of Support' to
the responsible ministers by going to and clicking on
METRONOME NEEDS YOU! The ISF has indicated decisions will be announced
    "Our application is compelling," says John Harris, Metronome's president.
"This may be our best opportunity to secure support from the senior levels of
government. The Prime Minister, Premier, Deputy Premier, Federal
Infrastructure Minister and Toronto Mayor have received hundreds of 'Letters
of Support' from around the world and across the country. The letter count is
growing and could make the difference".
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For further information:

For further information: John Harris, President, Metronome Canada
Foundation, Harris Institute, (416) 367-0178,

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