On November 29, the Artscape Foundation and Presenting Sponsor, The Daniels Corporation, hosted an event to raise capital and programming funds for the Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. Entitled Under One Roof, the event raised over $350,000, which capped off a $10 million campaign goal.
Over 300 people gathered to watch performances by some of Canada's top musical and performing artists, including a trilogy of songs composed by Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, which tell a story of the achievements realized throughout the Regent Park Revitalization process. Daniels' Give A Gift Get A Song initiative will allow people to purchase the songs with proceeds going to future programming at Daniels Spectrum through the Artscape Foundation.
“Daniels Spectrum was created to showcase the vibrancy of Regent Park and to celebrate the people of Toronto who have embraced this cultural hub and given it life.” said Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation. “It is an honour for Daniels to play a leadership role within the revitalization of Regent Park and continue to contribute to this vibrant community.”
Daniels Spectrum is a 60,000 square foot facility managed by Artscape. It opened in September 2012 and hosts a range of cultural programming and non-profit organizations.