The theme for the Toronto Arts and Entertainment Festival this year will be the theme of the city’s Met Office, the provincial agency that manages Canada’s weather, a city official said Friday.
“We’re going to be calling the Met Office the ‘gala theme,'” said Dan Leger, a senior adviser to the city.
“And that’s a great way to capture the essence of the festival, to highlight the diversity of the arts and to provide a really nice, bright, sunny evening.”
The Met Office is based in Toronto, Ont., and has been operating since 1881.
Its mandate is to manage the weather in Canada, and to coordinate and share information with municipalities and other agencies.
“Our Met Office theme will be a blend of the Met office theme and a mixture of the theme for our city and city hall,” Leger said.
The Met office’s theme will reflect the diversity and cultural richness of the people who live in the Toronto area, he added.
“It’s not a theme for any particular race, colour, creed, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We’re going for the same theme, so you’ll see that in every festival, even our own, we’ll be incorporating that theme into the mix.”
In 2018, the festival will also feature an outdoor stage, which will be open to the public.
It will also include a performance by Toronto musician and director Jordan B. Stewart.
“This year’s festival is going to take a lot of inspiration from the Toronto Met Office’s theme for its Met office.
We’ve chosen to go with that theme, which reflects the diversity, creativity and optimism that is Toronto, and the city that is so proud to be part of Canada,” Leber said.
While the Met theme is expected to be a major part of the festivities, the City of Toronto is also planning to include other themes, such as an annual garden walk.
It’s unclear if those plans will include a Met theme.
“I’m not sure yet,” Lefer said.
“There’s a little bit of a mix of things happening.
It might be a theme or a little more of an amalgamation of themes.”