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Thank you, Ontario Trillium Foundation!

October 6, 2022

The Theatre Centre team would like to recognize the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the $249,700 Community Building Fund grant we received from the Government of Ontario. Awarded in fall 2021, this grant made an integral contribution to helping us stay afloat during our 2021/22 programming year.

“The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s contribution to The Theatre Centre allowed this extraordinary community hub to continue their work even in the most difficult time,” said Marit Stiles, MPP for Davenport. “Our community benefits every day from this safe, supportive space for arts and cultural collaboration, creation and performance.”

OTF’s contribution helped The Theatre Centre maintain its West Queen West heritage venue and subsidize staff salaries, enabling a year of free in-person and online programming for more than 5,000 community members while supporting dozens of artists and arts workers.

“Like all our colleagues in the arts and culture sector, the past two years have been challenging for The Theatre Centre team,” explained Mimi Mok, Managing Director. “Thanks to the Community Building Fund, we maintained a solid foundation and the confidence to dream about building back better.”

As The Theatre Centre prepares to serve as a bigger and better community hub, you can enjoy innovative new work like Sea Sick by award-winning journalist Alanna Mitchell, the opening run of Residency artist Rimah Jabr’s Broken Shapes and the third edition of Comedy is Art, with more works to be announced throughout the year.

The wide and curvy cartography of the goddess country (2022)

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. 

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