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May 15 2022 Event /

City of Toronto: Cultural Districts Programs | Cultural Districts & Play Panel

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Outdoor event at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall)

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In response to community-based advocacy and efforts to support local culture across several neighbourhoods, the City of Toronto is moving ahead with the creation of a Cultural DistrictsProgram. The City’s overall goal is to co-create a program that brings together resources, policies and new approaches for fostering culture.

Understanding that culture is boundless and complex so Jay Pitter Placemaking has established a co-stewardship model, which positions the City of Toronto as a key program administrator and champion for the program while recognizing the important roles and expertise of other co- stewards such as non-for-profit organizations, philanthropic leaders, corporations and grassroots groups.

The Cultural Districts Program participatory panels are intended to gather a wide range of professional, academic and lived-experience expertise to inform the program. Confirmed panels explore a broad range of topics such as housing, intergenerational connections, accessibility, play, 2SLGBTQ+ spaces and more. The invaluable information gleaned from these panels will be integrated into the Cultural Districts Program Proposal and a special Cultural Districts Program Co-Learning Toolkit.

The details for the Cultural Districts & Play Panel are as follows:

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Panel Facilitator:

  • Adil Dhalla, Director of Community, Camp Reset


  • Luke Anderson, Executive Director, The StopGap Foundation, Advisor to Reset
  • Sylvia Cheng, Founder, Growing Tkaronto, Collaborator with Reset
  • Dylan Rudder, Social Entrepreneur, Collaborator with Reset
  • Melissa Brizuela, Poet, Admissions/Liaison Officer, Ryerson University, Advisor to Reset

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Using an equity-based placemaking lens, this panel will explore how cultural districts can foster play and leisure for all.