The provincial government says it’s investing $2-million for physically distanced summer activities at Ontario Place, which will include a drive-in version of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, says the initiative will help Ontario communities reconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will go towards concert performances, comedy shows and movie screenings at a drive-in space.
Ms. MacLeod said the investment will help bring Ontario’s multibillion-dollar arts and entertainment industry back to life after months of dormancy.
However, she warned that the province is still in the midst of a pandemic and staff will enforce physical-distancing rules throughout the events.
The events at Ontario Place will start in late July with a foreign film festival and end in mid-September with nine days for TIFF.
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