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The City of Toronto and the Toronto Music Advisory Council (TMAC) are launching an important survey over the holiday period: the Toronto Music Strategy Survey. The input provided through this survey consultation will inform and guide Toronto’s first-ever music strategy, which is slated to be presented to the City’s Economic Development Committee and City Council in 2016.

The Toronto Music Strategy is an anonymous, short (5-10 minute) online survey that asks for input on the draft Toronto Music Strategy: Supporting and Growing the City’s Music Sector. The document was drafted by TMAC and seeks to guide both the short and long-term growth of Toronto’s music sector. The plan is to incorporate the feedback received through the survey into the final draft.

GET INVOLVED: Read the draft music strategy, then complete the survey by clicking here. The deadline for completing the survey is December 31, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST.

While you should definitely read through the full draft strategy by clicking here, here’s a quick synopsis of the strategic areas that Toronto’s music strategy will cover (according to the draft document):

  1. Support an environment friendly to music creators: Priorities will include professional education programs, affordable housing, rehearsal space, fair compensation for performers, access to health and dental care and financial programs.
  2. Encourage the business of music in Toronto: Priorities include ensuring that bylaws and regulations are music-friendly, creation of a business networking website, financing & sponsorship, working Business Improvement Areas and the Toronto Association of BIA Support, access to civic venues and City-sponsored programs, public transit and the creation of a physical music hub.
  3. Support music education
  4. Promote Toronto’s music sector locally and internationally: music tourism, celebration of our music history, creation of a Toronto Music brandmark.
  5. Foster alliances with other music cities around the world
  6. Implement a process for monitoring progress and measuring success