Item - 2016.ED10.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2016 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Economic Development Committee on February 26, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on March 31, 2016.

ED10.8 - Supporting the Next Stage for North by Northeast (NXNE)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31 and April 1, 2016, adopted the following: 

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request that all relevant City Divisions and Agencies assist North by Northeast (NXNE) as much as possible to help ensure its next stage of development be realized.

  

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Economic Development Committee on the support given to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival from the City of Austin, Texas to determine if there are comparable supports that can be offered to North by Northeast (NXNE).

Background Information (Committee)

(February 10, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth and Councillor Josh Colle, Ward 15 - Eglinton Lawrence, on Supporting the Next Stage for North by Northeast (NXNE)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-90539.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-31-2016 6:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED10.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam

ED10.8 - Supporting the Next Stage for North by Northeast (NXNE)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture to request that all relevant City Divisions and Agencies assist North by Northeast (NXNE) as much as possible to help ensure its next stage of development be realized.

  

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Economic Development Committee on the support given to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival from the City of Austin, Texas to determine if there are comparable supports that can be offered to North by Northeast (NXNE).

Origin

(February 10, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth and Councillor Josh Colle Ward 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence

Summary

Toronto is the largest centre of music in Canada. This sector is a significant industry and a major cultural asset. The music scene draws in people across the city, it attracts visitors and artists and generates millions of dollars in revenues for the Canadian economy.

 

City Council has taken several decisive steps designed to advance the industry including an economic strategy, Collaborating for Competitiveness: A Strategic Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth and Job Creation, the culture strategy Creative Capital Gains, and a one of a kind Music City Alliance with Austin, Texas.

 

The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council was established to shape plans to position Toronto as a leading live music tourist destination and promote and foster Toronto's vibrant music cluster. One way to achieve these goals include support for events such as Toronto's North by Northeast (NXNE) Festival.

 

North by Northeast (NXNE) is Toronto's premier music event established in partnership with South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest music and arts festivals and conferences in the world in Austin, Texas. This year the NXNE festival is proposing to transform 155 Cherry Street in the Portlands into a festival venue to produce two days of shows on June 17 and 18, 2016 and to draw 10,000 people to the venue.

 

North by Northeast (NXNE) in the Portlands will spur tourism and create jobs and is in-line with the city's goal to show that Toronto is a leading music city in the world.

Background Information

(February 10, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto Danforth and Councillor Josh Colle, Ward 15 - Eglinton Lawrence, on Supporting the Next Stage for North by Northeast (NXNE)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-90539.pdf

Motions

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to request that all relevant City Divisions and Agencies assist North by Northeast (NXNE) as much as possible to help ensure its next stage of development be realized.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture report to the Economic Development Committee on the support given to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival from the City of Austin, Texas to determine if there are comparable supports that can be offered to North by Northeast (NXNE).

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council