Item - 2013.ED20.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 3, 2013 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Economic Development Committee on March 5, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 3, 2013.

ED20.5 - 2013 Allocation for Arts and Culture

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 3 and 4, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct an allocation of $6.0 million, drawn from the actual revenues received from the Third Party Sign Tax in excess of budgeted revenue generated from 2009-2012, to the following priority arts and culture programs in 2013:

 

a.         $4.0 million to Toronto Arts Council grants;

b.         $0.200 million to Toronto Arts Council operations grant;

c.         $0.600 million to Major Cultural Organizations grants;

d.         $0.300 million to Local Arts Service Organizations grants;

e.         $0.200 million to re-establish Culture Build grants; and

f.          $0.700 million to enhance cultural programs administered by the Cultural Services Section of Economic Development and Culture.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and Toronto Arts Council to initiate the grant application process for the allocation of these additional funds with the understanding that payments to grant recipients will be made in July, 2013 after confirmation of funds availability when the 2012 Audited Financial Statements for the City of Toronto are complete.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to consult with City divisions, agencies, boards and corporations with respect to 2014 and future Arts funding allocations for their programs that promote community arts in the public realm across the City and report back to the June 25, 2013 meeting of the Economic Development Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 21, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on 2013 Allocation for Arts and Culture
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-56365.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 28, 2013) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio (ED.New.ED20.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-34788.pdf
(March 5, 2013) Letter from Graham Henderson, President, Music Canada (ED.New.ED20.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-34950.pdf
(March 5, 2013) Submission from Amy Terrill, Music Canada and forwarding article (February 28, 2013) from Chicago Tribune which is on file in the City Clerk's office (ED.New.ED20.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-35075.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(March 23, 2013) E-mail from Cindy Rozeboom (CC.Main.ED20.5.4)
(March 23, 2013) E-mail from J. Miller and Alex Singer (CC.Main.ED20.5.5)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to consult with City divisions, agencies, boards and corporations with respect to 2014 and future Arts funding allocations for their programs that promote community arts in the public realm across the City and report back to the June 25, 2013 meeting of the Economic Development Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-04-2013 4:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED20.5 - Palacio - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-04-2013 4:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED20.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner

ED20.5 - 2013 Allocation for Arts and Culture

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct an allocation of $6.0 million, drawn from the actual revenues received from the Third Party Sign Tax in excess of budgeted revenue generated from 2009-2012, to the following priority arts and culture programs in 2013:

 

a.         $4.0 million to Toronto Arts Council grants;

b.         $0.200 million to Toronto Arts Council operations grant;

c.         $0.600 million to Major Cultural Organizations grants;

d.         $0.300 million to Local Arts Service Organizations grants;

e.         $0.200 million to re-establish Culture Build grants; and

f.          $0.700 million to enhance cultural programs administered by the Cultural Services Section of Economic Development and Culture.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture, and Toronto Arts Council to initiate the grant application process for the allocation of these additional funds with the understanding that payments to grant recipients will be made in July, 2013 after confirmation of funds availability when the 2012 Audited Financial Statements for the City of Toronto are complete.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic Development Committee:

 

a.         Referred the request to allocate $200,000 from the six million billboard tax to the StreetARToronto (StART) Program in the communication (February 28, 2013) from Councillor Cesar Palacio, to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, for consideration in the next round of recommended allocations for arts and culture programs in the City.

 

b.         Referred the proposals for the creation of a Music Office in the communication (March 5, 2013) from Graham Henderson, President, Music Canada, to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, for consideration and report back to the Committee on June 25, 2013.

Origin

(February 21, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The report Creative Capital Gains was produced by the Creative Capital Advisory Council co-chaired by Robert Foster, Karen Kain and Jim Prentice and received unanimous support from City Council in May 2011.  The report reaffirmed the $25 per capita investment target for Toronto and set out five investment goals relating to affordable cultural space; access to cultural participation; creative clusters and scenes; international image; and international competitiveness.

 

At its meeting held on January 16, 2013, City Council directed $6.0 million to arts and culture programs from the Third Party Sign Tax (TPST) revenues drawn from actual revenues received in excess of budgeted revenue generated from 2009-2012. This report recommends an allocation of these funds to Toronto Arts Council grants; Toronto Arts Council Operations grant; Major Cultural Organizations grants; Local Arts Service Organizations grants; Culture Build grants; and Cultural Services arts and culture programs.

 

As part of the 2013 Operating Budget approval, Council also requested the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to report to the Economic Development Committee in time for the 2014 budget with a four-year phase in plan for Creative Capital Gains to provide additional funding for arts and culture to achieve the $25 per capita investment target.   The phase in report will include targeted results and methods of assessment.  It is anticipated that the allocation of additional City resources to arts and culture will leverage investments from other funding sources, create culture jobs, increase attendance at arts and culture events, and attract additional cultural tourists.  Staff will track results in these areas and report back to the Economic Development Committee.

Background Information

(February 21, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on 2013 Allocation for Arts and Culture
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-56365.pdf

Communications

(February 28, 2013) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio (ED.New.ED20.5.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-34788.pdf
(March 5, 2013) Letter from Graham Henderson, President, Music Canada (ED.New.ED20.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-34950.pdf
(March 5, 2013) Submission from Amy Terrill, Music Canada and forwarding article (February 28, 2013) from Chicago Tribune which is on file in the City Clerk's office (ED.New.ED20.5.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ed/comm/communicationfile-35075.pdf

Speakers

Claire Hopkinson, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Arts Council
Amy Terrill, Music Canada (Submission Filed)
Devon Ostrom, Beautiful City

Motions

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)
That consideration of the item be deferred until the April 16, 2013 meeting of the Economic Development Committee.

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the request in the communication (February 28, 2013) from Councillor Cesar Palacio be referred to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for consideration in the next round of recommended allocations for arts and culture programs in the City.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the proposals in the communication (March 5, 2013) from Graham Henderson, President, Music Canada, be referred to the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture for consideration and report back to the Committee on June 25, 2013.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council