The City of Toronto and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) are proud to announce that Toronto is the first Canadian city to be designated a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts for its leadership in film, music, digital media and forms of cultural expression using technology. Toronto joins the 116 existing member cities in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
Having helped to start the creative cities movement, I am proud to announce today Toronto’s entry into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This designation affirms that we are an international hub for innovation and inspiration. It affirms that Toronto’s creative communities enhance our quality of life and economic vitality. We are pleased to be able to broaden our global connections through UNESCO’s initiatives. Mayor John Tory