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Toronto Boosts Arts Funding to $25 Per Capita via Billboard Tax

Canadian Art, January 17, 2013.

Many arts activists were buoyed in Toronto this week as a 12-year campaign to tax billboards in order to generate more funding for arts and culture finally came to fruition.

Toronto City Council approved a four-year plan to increase Toronto’s yearly arts investment by $17.5 million—boosting arts and culture funding to a $25 per-capita commitment. (Prior to this move, it was in the realm of $14 to $19 per capita.)

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