ONMuseums: New Min of Cdn Heritage Confirms Support for Cultural Spaces

Aug 09, 2018

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OMA Executive Director Marie Lalonde (left) met the Honourable Minister Pablo Rodriguez (centre) as part of his first official function in his new Ministerial role at Evergreen Brick Works on August 7. Also pictured is Emma Quin of the Textile Museum of Canada (right). 
$300 Million for Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
In an announcement at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, reconfirmed Canada's commitment to culture and communities. The Canadian government allocated $300 million to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund in the 2018 Budget, as part of the government’s support of culture’s role in building stronger, inclusive, and economically-sustainable communities. 

Minister Rodriguez also announced $6.5 million in funding to redevelop the site’s Kiln Building into a sustainable venue for cultural programming. The Brick Works site in Toronto’s Don Valley is a converted Victorian-era industrial park. 

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