Ontario Supporting the Performing Arts in EtobicokePublished on May 22, 2019
ETOBICOKE, ON – Today, MPP Christine Hogarth (Etobicoke—Lakeshore) announced that Toronto Outdoor Picture Show has received $20,750 in funding from the Celebrate Ontario Fund, administered through Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show runs throughout the summer, featuring outdoor showings of films in parks across Toronto, including Etobicoke—Lakeshore.
“Events such as Toronto Outdoor Picture Show are a fantastic convergence of the city’s artistic community with our beautiful outdoor spaces,” said MPP Hogarth. “Watching films under the stars provides opportunities for families to create and share new memories together. I am pleased to see that the 2019 season features showings in parks across the city, including the new addition of Etobicoke—Lakeshore’s beautiful Bell Manor Park.”
This funding is part of a $13 million investment in over 250 festivals and events by the Ontario government in communities across the province. The latest data from 2016 indicates that tourism supported nearly 390,000 jobs and generated over $34 billion of economic activity in Ontario.
"Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is a grassroots not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing high quality, diverse, and accessible outdoor cinema with communities across the city,” said Emily Reid, the Artistic and Executive Director of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show. “We are grateful for support from the Government of Ontario that will help us to reach new audiences this summer."
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will host showings in Etobicoke’s Bell Manor Park on August 8, 15, and 22.