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TAPA announces a new partnership with Parsai Immigration Services


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2018, Toronto… The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announces a new partnership with Parsai Immigration Services, in support of the popular citySPECIAL program.

The citySPECIAL offers free theatre, dance and opera tickets to newcomers, at-risk youth and marginalized individuals for select performances on Toronto stages. citySPECIAL tickets are distributed via 138 subscribing social service agencies with whom TAPA has established relationships over the course of a decade. Since 2006, over 20,000 tickets have been allocated to the program by 132 participating performing arts organizations.

“Parsai Immigration Services is the most sought-after immigration firm for artists and we are proud to give back to the community, helping those newcomers enjoy the best entertainment in Toronto. The citySPECIAL program opens doors for those less fortunate. We are humbled to support this initiative,” said Al Parsai, CEO, Parsai Immigration Services.

TAPA is pleased to partner with Parsai Immigration Services in working together for positive change by removing barriers to the performing arts. The citySPECIAL helps TAPA fulfill its commitment to increasing neighbourhood engagement and providing TAPA members a tool to build and sustain audiences for the future.


Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). Programs and services provided by TAPA include: the Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards;; Toronto's Official Theatre Guide; hipTIX, offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of 14 and 29; citySPECIAL, offering free tickets to newcomers and marginalized communities; the Commercial Theatre Development Fund; the Travel Retreat Initiatives Program (TRIP);; and the TAPA Trade Series. For more information visit

Parsai Immigration Services Parsai Immigration Services is located in the Financial District of Toronto at the Sheraton Centre. We have been active since 2010. We initially published articles about immigration. We have been offering Canadian visa, work permit, study permit, immigration, and citizenship advice and representation to our clients since January 2011. Our CEO and Senior Counsel is Al Parsai. Parsai Immigration Services primarily operates in Ontario with several clients in other provinces of Canada and other countries. Our previous or existing clients are from Canada, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Hungary, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Japan, Norway, Germany, the United States, Spain, Ecuador, Ukraine, etc.

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