Call for Participation: City of Toronto Community Cultural Development Survey

Mural Routes, In Our Nature project by The E.W.o.C. Project. Photo: Shafia Shaikh. The In Our Nature project included five panel murals installations that spotlighted BIPOC women in Scarborough and were situated at a green space in the Toronto Zoo in 2021.

Have your say and help inform the City of Toronto’s Community Cultural Development policies

Extended Deadline: June 8, 2022

The City of Toronto is conducting a Community Cultural Development (CCD) review to assess how arts funding is dispersed across the city. Through Economic Development & Culture’s Arts and Culture Services, the City contributes to the development of arts and culture by consulting with and advocating for the city’s cultural industries; providing financial support to arts organizations and artists; supporting cultural partnerships and producing major cultural events and inclusive arts programs in neighbourhoods outside the downtown core.

CCD is the process in which the City of Toronto leverages cultural resources to celebrate and support community-based arts and culture programming on a neighbourhood-level. CCD helps align cultural resources to other municipal processes such as urban and public realm planning, regulatory and taxation policy and facilities management. Through CCD, city-building processes can support neighbourhood’s cultural expression and response to social conditions.

Toes for Dance at Common Ground Dance Festival. Dancers: David Norsworthy, Lilly Giroux, and Zuri Skeete. Photo: Kendra Epik. The Common Ground Dance Festival was an outdoor, participatory celebration of movement and community in Lee Lifeson Art Park in 2021.

The review will help:

  • identify gaps and opportunities in current services and programs
  • understand how well arts organizations and artists are being supported at a neighbourhood level
  • define the City’s role in community cultural development

Have your say and take part in the online survey. The results of the survey will be used to inform the City’s future community cultural development policies.

If you have questions about this survey or would like accessibility supports, accommodation and/or a different format, please contact Andrea Raymond-Wong, Senior Arts Development Coordinator at 647-881-1352 or

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