Organizers and supporters of Toronto’s Beaches International Jazz Festival (BIJF) are asking music fans to sign a petition calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the provincial government to restore funding for the public festival.
Organizers are asking supporters to go to THIS LINK to write a letter to Premier Wynne asking for her to intervene and restore the festival’s funding.
The following letter is from the Beaches International Jazz Festival:
For more than 25 years, the Beaches International Jazz Festival (BIJF) has been a Toronto tradition. Each year, it welcomes more than 500,000 people free of charge to experience world-class jazz performances right in the heart of the Beaches community. Regularly ranked amongst the top 10 outdoor festivals in the world, the BIJF contributes more than $65 million dollars of revenue to the City, and specifically $30 million of that money right into the Beaches/East York community from which it has grown.