Bringing ‘Em Back ‘Live:’ The Music City Panel

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Ballroom

(Panel Discussion) If anyone doubted the real value of live music to an urban economy, its absence during the pandemic made it plain. There was a loss of street excitement, venues closing, artists falling behind financially, depleted tax revenue and commercial activity. So, how do we get that creative economic engine humming again? A panel of “Music City” proponents will run through proposed initiatives to “bridge the gap” as the live music sector finds its way back to us, the audience. These include province-wide community initiatives, support for venues, expanding music offices and advancing support programs for music and musicians. If we “bring ‘em back live,” everyone benefits.

Opening Remarks – Mayor John Tory

Moderator – Miranda Mulholland