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05/2 2011

Creative Capital Gains: An Action Plan for Toronto

Contributed by Christopher Jones

Creative Capital Gains coverThe Creative Capital Initiative report entitled Creative Capital Gains: An Action Plan for Toronto has been released in advance of its presentation to the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Committee Wednesday (May 4) at 9:30 am.

Unlike a typical City staff report, Creative Capital Gains is issued by an outside Advisory Council Co-Chaired by Robert J. Foster, Karen Kain and Jim Prentice. The report was requested by Economic Development Chair, City Councillor Michael Thompson: it presents six overarching recommendations with 33 specific action items designed to “strengthen Toronto’s economy and enhance our competitive advantage on the world stage,” writes the Councillor in the report’s forward. Co-Chair Robert Foster adds, “We are convinced that Toronto has everything it needs to stake out a strong and successful future as one of the world’s most liveable, creative and competitive cities. We must commit to the bold moves required to make it happen.”

Download a copy of the report here.

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  2. 05/12 2011

    If you want to create an outstanding city, then that means change, not status quo. Most of our school system is left brain activity which is based on data and status quo. To conceive of new ideas, creativity, the process is right side brain activity. When you have such a title as Creative Capital you are limiting the outcome by the wrong approach for change…in short, the good old status quo, and that is what I see happening. Nothing new, just more of the same old system. Do you have any creative people? If you do, please let me get in touch with them and I will propose projects that will change this city.

  3. 05/30 2011

    “We are convinced that Toronto has everything it needs to stake out a strong and successful future as one of the world’s most liveable, creative and competitive cities. We must commit to the bold moves required to make it happen”

    This might sound as a mechanical and standard answer, but I know Robert personally and I believe every word he says. We need more stuff like this happening, so keep at it!

    Thanks for the article!

    David