Article by Charlie Gray He was known as Doctor Music — or, around the Toronto music scene, “Doc.” In print, he was Doug Riley. Born in 1945 and raised in Toronto, having played the piano since the age of three, Doc graduated in music at the University of Toronto and studied at the Royal Conservatory […]
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by Lenny Solomon My earliest memories of my fantastically talented sister Maribeth Solomon are of her playing Mozart impeccably on the piano. She was five. Soon, Kiwanis Awards started collecting on the table by her piano and it wasn’t long before Chopin started wafting through the house. In her high school years she developed an […]
Seeking Canada Recovery Benefit Clarification Members have been reporting the following issues regarding the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): For those that continue to earn some income, the requirement in any two week period that “you worked and earned net income, but no more than 50% of your average two-week net income in 2019”. Those that had low net […]
For musicians identifying as Female and Non-Binary: When: Nov 27, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsfuiupz4sGNe0zguwaYP4WyBABd2BBKwa For musicians of all identities: When: Dec 1, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcqvqDosHNH51Gs42qAmI4qVmG6wpwHf
The following proposed by-law amendments and motions aim to provide relief for TMA149 members from the continued financial, social, physical and mental burden of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the related public gathering restrictions. The proposals are pending membership approval at the December general meeting and approval by the Federation International Executive Board. 2021 Covid-19 Motion […]
October 10, 2020 Modified Stage 2 Reopening Rules The City of Toronto and Municipality of Peel have been regulated to reenter a modified Stage 2 of the Province’s Reopening Framework, for a minimum of 28 days from October 10 to November 7, 2020. This change is outlined in the following amended regulation: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200263 And summarized on […]
The Province of Ontario released its new “COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open” on November 3, 2020 and it was revised on November 3. Under that framework Toronto is scheduled to enter ‘Control (Red)’ classification on November 14, 2020. In addition the Chief Medical Officers of the City of Toronto and the Region […]
To our Members, LightUpLive On Tuesday 22 September, 2020, an hour after sundown, we are inviting our members to join technicians, suppliers and venues across the country to light up live events in red – raising awareness for an industry that is still dark. Please view the LightUpLive website for how to safely participate. #iMissLiveTheatreTO At this time of year, […]
To our Members, Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extension The Government of Canada has announced that eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended from maximum 24 weeks of support to maximum 28 weeks of support. Our understanding is that the extension is made possible by regulation versus parliamentary approval, and therefore the […]
Please note that TMA149 is scheduled to appear before the Committee on Monday August 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM. Recommendations: 1. Introduce a Live Arts Labour Tax Credit and a Live Arts Labour Rebate 2. Work with Major Financial Institutions and the Federal Government to Introduce a Live Arts Financing Program to complement the Live […]
Submission for Federal Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendation 1 (CERB): That the government extend the CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) until at least March 31, 2021, but preferably until all crowd prohibitions have been lifted and government allows live performance venues to reopen. OR: That the government extend the CERB (as above) and restrict the extension to […]
Here is a summary of our understanding of the key Stage 3 Guidelines for musical performances: Rehearsals, Recording and Scoring Sessions, and Streaming Performances Without an Audience Musicians performing on acoustic, electric, electronic and computer based instruments in a studio or location not open to the general public may do so without a set limit […]
To our Members, Bill in the House regarding the CERB and other Measures We have been working together collectively as a membership for the extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for musicians. Both you and TMA149 represented by the Federation’s Vice President from Canada Alan Willaert, joined together with a coalition of performing arts workers in […]