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Ontario Arts Council

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Direct economic impact of Ontario’s culture sector – 4.1% of Ontario’s GDP
$27.7 billion


Kathryn Townshend

Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7456

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7445

Peter Meyler

Freedom of Information & Records Management Coordinator

Economic and Employment Impact of the Arts and Culture Sector in Ontario

February 1, 2002

In addition to the strong contribution that arts and culture make to the quality of life in Ontario, the sector has a positive impact on the economy. This issue of ArtFacts summarizes the most recent data calculated by Statistics Canada on the economic impact of the arts and culture sector in Ontario in 1996
Available upon request.