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Reimagining Music Venues: Toward New Models of Conservation and Innovation for Ontario’s Live Music Spaces

Co-authored by Daniel Silver and Jonathan Bunce this project has been carried out as a collaboration between the University of Toronto – School of Cities and Wavelength music. The research findings underscore the importance of fostering an adaptable and resilient live music ecosystem in Ontario. The proposed policy recommendations aim to provide practical paths toward this goal, offering a transformative blueprint to uplift and revitalize the Ontario live music scene. This endeavour, although complex, holds the promise of a more vibrant and sustainable live music industry, resonating powerfully with the broader cultural and economic vibrancy of the province.

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