There is a Need!

In fulfilling its mission, the IRCPA has identified the need for a place where artists can meet together, exchange ideas, network, gain knowledge, talk shop or be mentored,

A Community Hub as a permanent home for independent musicians and music organizations is urgently needed for growth
and transition.

Described by the government of Ontario:
“A community hub can be a school, neighbourhood centre or other public
space that houses coordinated services.”

Two models for this Centre are the Di Menna
Centre for Classical Music, owned by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the National Opera America Centre, both in New York City.

Plans include:

• Audition/rehearsal/performance venue
• Shared office space and equipment
• Shared meeting rooms
• A reference library
• The Clarice Carson Library
• Practice rooms
• After school music lessons
• A café

• Retail shop welcoming members
of the public
• Exhibits honouring Canadian musicians of
the past and present for public awareness

The IRCPA and other musical organizations
will be able to share a rehearsal/audition venue,
office and meeting rooms, which, in time, can
be self sustaining from rentals of facilities.

Aiming high, the IRCPA is seeking
benefactors as partners to create a
shared Community Hub for Canada’s
musicians and music organizations.

Naming possibilities include the
performance/audition venue,
practice rooms, library, meeting
rooms, board room.

An honour wall to recognize
Canadians in the music industry
is also available.

Marketing Workshop. Ron Holgerson

Why a centre dedicated to serving Canadian musicians nationally in Toronto?

Toronto is home to 90% more performing artists than any other Canadian city, according to Ontario Arts Council.
The establishment of a community hub as a permanent home for musicians, related organizations and community/public interaction and awareness, is important to all Canadians.

For more information, please call 416.362.1422, email: or mail:
43 Bright Street, Toronto, ON. Canada M5A 3H5

The National Opera America Center in New York City is a model for the IRCPA Centre in Toronto.

Dedicated to the opera community in North America, the Opera Centre is self-sustaining with rented facilities and modest fees.

Each month, as many as 5,000 people now visit the Opera Center for public programs, auditions, recitals, rehearsals, recording sessions and meetings.

If you are planning a trip to New York and wish to visit/tour the National Opera America Centre, in mid-Manhattan, we will arrange an appointment for you. They are wonderful colleagues.

Photographs of the National Opera Center in New York are shown by courtesy of Opera America, Marc Scorca, President.

Rehearsal space at the National Opera Center
Ardis Krainik Research and Reference Library
The Marc A. Scorca Hall

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