Client Events Across Ontario – What’s On! October 25 – November 7, 2013

Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund continues to be a proud supporter of many of the fantastic events happening across Ontario for residents and visitors alike. Remember to add us to your address book to stay connected with OCAF events in your community!


Celebrate With Us!

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund invites you to a celebration marking our fifteenth year of investing in good ideas.

OCAF has been privileged to work with so many wonderful organizations and individuals across Ontario resulting in hundreds of cultural festivals and events across the Province.

These extraordinary events, created for Ontario residents and visitors are the result of tireless championing on the part of many.

Please join us and Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, on Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m.  Details to follow.



David Cronenberg: Evolution:
A Celebration of Canadian Cinema at TIFF
November 1 – January 19

TIFF’s first major original exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution opened with David Cronenberg, his collaborators (including Jeremy Irons) and other esteemed members of the Toronto and international filmmaking community at an exclusive event on the TIFF Bell Lightbox rooftop overlooking the Toronto skyline.

The exhibition doesn’t end at the Lightbox, though – the MOCCA Main Space is featuring David Cronenberg: Transformation featuring six new TIFF-commissioned artworks by leading Canadian and international contemporary artists who share David Cronenberg’s inspirations from literature and philosophy-writers such as McLuhan, Burroughs and Ballard-and his fascination with biological horror, the human psyche and the merging of humans and media. Through December 29.


Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The 17th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival opened this week, and in case you still have some leftover Halloween spirit, click here for a celebration of the weird and the wonderful the Festival has to offer.
Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world.


  In Other News

Ontario Tourism Summit  

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is honoured to be hosting the 9th Annual Ontario Tourism Summit and the Ontario Tourism Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto from November 13-14, 2013. This year’s theme, Mapping the Opportunities, will look at ways to develop Ontario as a destination of choice – driving investment, growing visitor spending and creating more jobs for Ontarians.


Arts Day at The City – Friday November 8, 2013

Arts supporters, donors, artists and arts administrators will spend the day in meetings with a record number of councillors representing a range of wards from across the city. Discussions will focus on the Creative Capital Gains Report issued in May 2011 which City Council unanimously supported.   A key message is to thank Council for unanimously voting for the City’s per capita spending on arts and culture to be increased from $18 to $25, and to remind them that this is just the beginning.   In addition participants will be discussing the importance of enhancing Toronto’s global position as a cultural capital, and the City’s leadership role in promoting our rich cultural assets to its citizens and visitors alike.