Civic Theatres Toronto Announces Naming Competition

Toronto, ON, April 9, 2018 - Civic Theatres Toronto today announced a national public naming competition to replace their existing moniker.   

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

“It’s a new era for Civic Theatres Toronto and it’s time for a name that captures the excitement and scope of what we will be offering in our future programming.  We invite all residents of Canada, our audiences, artists, creators, producers and business colleagues to submit a new name,” said Clyde Wagner, President and CEO.  “We’re seeking a name that evokes the idea that our organization is where artists, performers, and audiences, of all cultures and interests converge.”

The Naming Competition will unfold in three parts beginning with this general Call for Name Submissions (April 9 – April 27).  Following the Call for Name Submissions, a distinguished Jury has been recruited who will select up to five Name Submissions.  Those names selected by the Jury will then be offered online for a period of Public Online Voting (May 9 – June 3).  Please visit contest website at for detailed information, instructions about how to submit your name suggestions and to complete an online entry form. All prize details are on this site. 

One individual who submits the winning name will be awarded the Contest Prize that includes:

  1. A total of 4 (four) tickets to event(s) at the Sony Centre in 2018
  2. A total of 4 (four) tickets to event(s) at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in 2018
  3. A total of 4 (four) tickets to event(s) at the St. Lawrence Centre in 2018

If the winning submission is made by a Canadian resident living outside the Metropolitan Toronto region, the prize will include round trip transportation to Toronto for the winner and a guest, two nights hotel accommodation and one dinner for two.  Full prize details are available at

About Civic Theatres Toronto

Civic Theatres Toronto was introduced in 2015 when the City of Toronto amalgamated the three civic theatres – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. 

In addition to presenting shows, concerts, dance performances, family events and films with live orchestra, among many other events, Civic Theatres Toronto also serves resident organizations including The Canadian Stage Company, musicTORONTO, Opera in Concert, and the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, all of which utilize the theatres for their respective seasons and offerings. Dynamic and versatile, our facilities have also hosted events from professional conferences, product launches, car shows, trade shows, award shows and town halls, to convocations, weddings, company holiday parties and fundraising galas.

For full details about Civic Theatres Toronto, including the mission statement and a full description of programming visit


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