Bad times: Toronto cuts orchestra and opera grants over lack of diversitymain
Ludwig Van Toronto reports that the city has penalised Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for a perceived lack of minorities.
Toronto City Council has clawed back some of the funding promised to the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) for the 2018-19 season.
COC will lose $100,000 of its $1.6 million grant and TSO $50,000 of its $1.27 million.
‘We’re looking for evidence that they’re trying to reflect the city’s demographics,’ said one city boss.
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