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Petitioning Councillor Di Giorgio and 39 others

Our History is NOT for Sale! Stop the Cuts to City of Toronto Museums

Museums are part of the lifeblood of Toronto. They help us to understand who we are and where we came from. Cutting our city's museums will only serve to culturally bankrupt our city. Tell City Council that museums matter - to families, to seniors, to children, to new Canadians, to us all.

 

Letter to
Councillor Di Giorgio
Councillor Augimeri
Councillor Nunziata
and 37 others
Councillor Grimes
Councillor Filion
Councillor Stintz
Councillor Ainslie
Councillor De Baeremaeker
Councillor Thompson
Councillor Wong-Tam
Councillor Vaughn
Councillor Cho
Councillor Mihevc
Councillor Perruzza
Councillor Shiner
Councillor Pasternak
Joe Pennachetti
Councillor Del Grande
Councillor Colle
Councillor Carroll
Councillor Fragedakis
Councillor Crawford
Councillor Holyday
Councillor Ford
Councillor Kelly
Councillor Minnan-Wong
Councillor Palacio
Councillor Crisanti
Mayor Rob Ford
Councillor McMahon
Councillor Davis
Councillor McConnell
Councillor Parker
Councillor Robinson
Councillor Matlow
Councillor Bailao
Councillor Perks
Councillor Doucette
Councillor Berardinetti
Councillor Milczyn
I just signed the following petition addressed to Toronto City Council.

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Stop the cuts to City of Toronto Historic Sites and Museums

Museums are part of the lifeblood of Toronto. They help us to understand who we are and where we came from. Cutting our city's museums will only serve to culturally bankrupt our city.

Basing these cuts on attendance alone is a grave misunderstanding of the purpose of museums. Museums are about identity, linking the past to the present. In Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city, museums are even more crucial to social cohesion. Closing City museums will come with great costs, both economically and to the communities they serve.

With no consolidated Museum of Toronto, these sites provides crucial linkages with our shared past. City of Toronto Historic Sites provide educational programming for children, youths, and post-secondary students; they host special events all year-round; they research and develop exhibits, walking tours, and public programming that reminds us of where this city came from.

Our history is not for sale. Please vote NO to cutting museum services.
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Sincerely,