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Civic Theatres Toronto is not the most stylish name, that is why they are opening a public contest to help decide on a new title.

“Civic Theatres Toronto is seeking a new name that better represents their future – a future pushing the boundaries of creativity through artistic excellence, education and public engagement,” said Toronto Mayor, John Tory.

The organization operates many of Toronto’s iconic venues as well as hosting many theatrical and concert events throughout the city.

The naming competition will be broken up into three parts.  A general call for possible name submissions has already kicked off and will continue through to April 27.  The second phase includes a jury selecting five names from the submissions; the public will then be able to vote online between the chosen names from May 9 to June 3.


“We invite our audiences, artists, creators, producers and business colleagues to submit a new name,” said Civic Theatres President and CEO Clyde Wagner. “We’re seeking a name that evokes the idea that our organization is where artists, performers, and audiences, of all cultures and interests, converge.”

If you needed any more incentive to submit a name, if your name is selected you could win four tickets to 2018 event(s) at Civic Theatres Toronto locations; Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto Centre for the Arts, or the St. Lawrence Centre.