Music can lead the transformation of the downtown into a vibrant centre for entertainment, arts, cultural, tourism and a unique community experience.
Join us on March 10th as we welcome Mark Garner, Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Toronto Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. Mark will discuss how one of the Canada’s busiest downtown, commercial districts integrates music and music culture and the opportunities that this creates. About Mark Garner
Mark Garner has been a successful business and community leader for more than 30 years, and is now focusing his expertise and vision on the transformation of one of Toronto’s most vital tourism and business hubs.
As Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, Mark is an active champion for building a thriving, vibrant city centre. His business acumen and social conscience were forged during his years as a senior executive at major Canadian companies, including Bank of Montreal, AT&T and NCR Canada. Over the past decade he has increasingly concentrated on the revitalization and development of urban downtowns, playing an integral role as a catalyst for targeted economic growth, vibrant neighbourhoods, social innovation and start-up incubators. An action-oriented advocate for change, Mark has spearheaded numerous campaigns and projects to bring about improvements – including executing programs to clean up laneways, developing and implementing a comprehensive Music Strategy, and working directly with municipal leaders on urban planning and revitalization.
About Music City Sault Ste. Marie
Music City Sault Ste. Marie is a working group committed to encouraging greater local economic opportunity driven by music. This will be accomplished by highlighting our musical talent, music tourism, venues, hospitality and production facilities.