The Bloor Street Culture Corridor – an initiative implemented earlier this year to draw attention to the various arts and cultural destinations along the busy road – has a new member.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music has joined 12 other organizations in the Bloor-Yorkville and Annex area as part of a collective that aims to raise the profile of each member.

“We do have over 400 concerts a year that go on at the faculty and we’re really hoping to draw people’s attention to ourMonday Evening Concert Series,” said Tyler Greenleaf, University of Toronto Faculty of Music development associate, of the decision to join the Culture Corridor.

He added that U of T was intrigued by the concept of the Bloor Street Culture Corridor, which officially launched April 2 even though the faculty of music did not officially join until earlier this week. “We weren’t part of the initial time because sometimes the university works at a bit of a different pace, but there was no hesitation in joining,” he said.

The other member organizations include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Tafelmusik, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Alliance Francaise de Toronto, the Japan Foundation, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, the Toronto Consort, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Gardiner Museum. All are located on a roughly mile-long stretch of Bloor between Bay and Bathurst streets. “We’re seeing now that people are recognizing that Bloor Street is full of culture,” Greenleaf said. “The culture corridor really shows the vibrancy of the Annex and Yorkville. There are a lot of great things happening downtown.” ... [continued]

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