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Photo by M3th0s from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

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Arts Without a Home

The Toronto Media Arts Cluster thought it was getting a brand new building this year. Instead, the organization is suing the City for not holding up its end of the bargain.

Photo illustration from the Toronto Media Arts Centre website

Photo illustration from the Toronto Media Arts Centre website.

“We had a deal and we’re not walking away.” That’s what frustrates Henry Faber of the Toronto Media Arts Cluster (TMAC).

Faber is the cofounder and director of community development at Bento Miso—a space for creative Torontonians to work on and develop their art and trades in a community environment, and a member of the board of directors for TMAC.

TMAC is a non-profit group of media-arts organizations with the goal of sharing resources and space in completing their work. In 2011 they had a deal with the city to build about 40,000 square feet of media-arts space at 36 Lisgar Street, according to section 37 of the provincial planning act—and they were more or less ready to move in, until the City took the space away.

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Vintage Toronto Ads: The 1999 Toronto Fringe Festival

One show went on to Broadway; others barely enlivened their stages.

Source: eye, June 17, 1999

Source: eye, June 17, 1999.

Three months before the 1999 Toronto Fringe Festival opened, new artistic director Chuck McEwen received an unpleasant surprise: a call from the owner of the building where the festival’s offices were located indicating the summer event had to find a new home. “That was an unexpected and high-pressure situation,” McEwen told the Star. “We had such a small amount of time to actually find a space and then move. And it’s difficult finding office space in the Annex area that fits our current budget. So it was tense.”

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