Today, the Toronto Arts Council voiced its support for the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s COVID Safe Pass proposal. This innovative and inclusive solution will provide audiences with the security of knowing that fellow patrons are either fully vaccinated or have passed a recent COVID test.
From the TAC:
“Long before the pandemic, Toronto residents expressed their belief that the arts make Toronto a better place to live. Today even more have experienced the essential value of the arts in the midst of pandemic isolation. Toronto’s artists and arts organizations pivoted to offer support to Toronto residents throughout the worst of the COVID crisis with virtual performances, balcony concerts and drive-in exhibitions becoming the order of the day. Toronto’s artists are ready to support our community once again, ready to engage the public in safe performances and encourage public confidence in reopening plans.”
TAPA endorses the TAC statement that the Safe Pass is a responsible solution to:
- Prevent a devastating 4th wave lockdown
- Ensure theatres, concert halls and galleries remain open
- Allow tourists to return
- Keep our city open