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City of Toronto Funding

May 28, 2013 City of Toronto Funding

Reports are circulating that the City of Toronto has defunded Pride Toronto. These reports are inaccurate. 

City Council's executive committee has recommended that a number of requirements be placed on recipients of city funding, all of which Pride Toronto meets, including compliance with the City's anti-discrimination policy. The committee has also recommended that the City's cultural funding for Pride be directed to the cultural festival and not the parade, which is currently the case.

Pride Toronto is reviewing the committee's recommendations, but is confident that it meets all city requirements, as confirmed by the City staff report considered by the Executive Committee today.

City Council will consider the executive committee's recommendations on June 11. If you would like to support Pride Toronto, contact your local councillor or email clerk@toronto.ca, referencing agenda item EX32.1 and let them know how important Pride is to you and to the City!

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