AfterCovid.City is an event and platform to bring together a city with broad experience in leading urban transformation and a pan-European network of urbanists. Will explore the night-time economy and safe nightlife
A festival that celebrates social proximity in times of physical distance and reclaims the role of cities, places and people to shape a post-covid world for the better. AfterCovid.City is a hybrid distributed festival from Barcelona to Europe and beyond. A co-created charter on public space for recovery, powered by Barcelona and the other partner cities and institutions.
A place for discussion, collaboration and learning where we can shape possible futures together.
50+ roundtables, webinars and conferences.
A global research about public space and cities during covid.
Nighttime Recovery Resources
VibeLab, a nightlife purpose agency, empowering culture and night mayor advocacy globally has initiated a global dialogue among expert groups such as night mayors and commissioners, scholars and academics to exchange knowledge and support each other. VibeLab is collecting local strategies, global best practices, and development supports and is producing a Global Nighttime Recovery Plan.
Property tax relief offered for 45 live music venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Toronto’s live music venues contribute greatly to the city’s cultural, social and economic fabric. These venues require critical support in the face of ongoing pressures that have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council expanded the Creative Co-Location Facilities Property Tax Subclass to provide property tax relief for live music venues. As a result of this decision, properties that meet specific criteria are eligible to receive property tax relief of up to 50 per cent for the qualifying areas of the building. Immediately following this expansion in May, the City began accepting applications from live music venue operators. The deadline for applications was June 19. This relief measure will be implemented through the final supplementary property tax notices that will be issued in the fall. City staff will analyze the impact of this cost-saving measure for live music venues and report to Council in 2021. This measure is intended to remain in place beyond this year to support the long-term viability of Toronto’s live music sector.