Etobicoke cultural hot spot

Etobicoke anointed Toronto's 2015 cultural hotspot

Etobicoke is Toronto's next cultural hot spot, at least according to a city-led program that aims to shine a light on areas outside of the downtown core that typically don't boast reputations for their arts and music scenes. Now it in its second year, the initiative turns its focus from South Scarborough to the area bounded by Dixon Rd., Park Lawn Ave. and Browns Line.

The list of projects affiliated with the program has yet to be revealed, but a series of events will take place in Etobicoke between May and October as a way to highlight and build the existing cultural community. It's a good idea, to be sure, though one suspects that its success will ultimately be built on the back of the excitement the programming on tap.

Toward that end, the earliest indications are that it will be an uphill battle. A seniors dance performance isn't the way that I'd sell a neighbourhood as a hotbed of cultural activity. It sounds like Placebo Space will get in on the fun, however, so perhaps there's hope after all.

What do you think? Is Etobicoke ready to shine as a cultural hot spot?

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