Item - 2023.EC3.14
- This item was considered by Economic and Community Development Committee on April 25, 2023 and was adopted with amendments.
EC3.14 - Night Economy Manifesto
- Decision Type:
The Economic and Community Development Committee:
1. Requested the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report back to the Economic and Community Development Committee on October 24, 2023 on the City of Toronto becoming a signatory to the Night Mayor Manifesto.
As the Night Economy Champion, I am working with Economic Development and Culture to ensure the City of Toronto fulfills its mandate to modernize and clarify the rules to provide flexibility and support for businesses, while ensuring an appropriate level of regulatory oversight to mitigate any potential community nuisance and public safety issues.
As we move the directive forward, it is important that the City of Toronto join other cities worldwide in signing the Nighttime Manifesto, symbolizing a global commitment to raising the awareness around the importance of nightlife https://www.nighttime.org/manifesto/?s=01. Some of the supporting cities include, Antwerp, Bangkok, Belfast, Berlin, Durban, Johannesburg, Mälmo, Montreal, New York, São Paulo, and Singapore.
The Manifesto, was created “as a collaborative reaction from nighttime communities who have reflected on the unifying core values of nightlife and developed a shared vision for the future.” “represents a united commitment to creating a safer, more sustainable and resilient nightlife.”
The Manifesto outlines objectives to “Involve different partners and stakeholders to bridge gaps, raise awareness, and build stronger representation for nighttime communities.”
I look forward to your support.
1. The Economic and Community Development Committee amend the recommendation by deleting "May 31, 2023" and replacing it with "October 24, 2023, so that it now reads:
"1. Economic and Community Development Committee request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report back to the Economic and Community Development Committee on October 24, 2023 on the City of Toronto becoming a signatory to the Night Mayor Manifesto."