The City of Toronto provides support to the local music community, including:

  • facilitating links to other City departments (e.g., Transportation and Street Events, Parks Forestry & Recreation, Municipal Licensing & Standards, Event Support)
  • providing business-to-business connections
  • advising and providing consultation on business development, including help with related City processes and regulations

Organizations that offer financial support:

  • Factor
    Factor provides support to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers, event producers and distributors through various programs.
  • Toronto Arts Council
    Toronto Arts Council provides grants to outstanding artists and arts organizations that contribute to the cultural life of the City of Toronto.
  • Ontario Arts Council
    The Ontario Arts Council currently offers more than 65 granting programs to individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups and organizations in twelve sectors
  • Local Arts Service Organization (LASOs)
    As anchor community arts organizations in Toronto, they promote the arts at the local level, making them very much part of the daily fabric of community living and contribute to a vibrant community arts infrastructure in Toronto.
  • Ontario Music Fund
    The Ontario Music Fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world.
  • Celebrate Ontario
    Celebrate Ontario provides project-based programming and marketing funding to new or existing Ontario events to enhance programs, activities and services and support innovations that will lead to long-term improvements, sustainability and the attraction of additional tourists.