A Toronto-Edinburgh Exchange on Culture and Economic Development

In February 2013, MDB Insight collaborated with InclusionUS to organize a study visit from the City of Edinburgh to learn about Toronto’s approach to culture-led economic development. There were many productive meetings with a range of agencies and stakeholders in Toronto. A highlight was a meeting with staff from the City of Toronto’s Department of Economic Development and Culture. From a planning and policy perspective, forging closer connections between culture and economic development is still an emerging municipal agenda in Edinburgh. City officials were interested in learning from Toronto’s experience integrating the two. Read the full blog post