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Highlights From Festivals & Events Ontario Survey

Festivals and Events Ontario has released results from a March 30-April 5 pandemic impact

Highlights From Festivals &  Events Ontario Survey

By FYI Staff

Festivals and Events Ontario has released results from a March 30-April 5 pandemic impact survey gleaned from 396 festival and event organizers across the province.


The broad findings show that the majority have cancelled events this year but so far 99 of 396 festivals surveyed say they have postponed rather than cancelled and 53 have modified to a digital event.

With 90% of respondents indicating their festivals and events were originally scheduled to occur between April 1 and September 30, current conditions suggest that the possibility of recovering the altered dates, should public health conditions allow in 2020, appears limited.

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In 2019, estimated attendance at festivals and events in the survey accounted for about 9.7M attendees across 133 Ontario communities, or roughly 73-percent of the provincial population.

Of those surveyed the majority operates with budgets under $10K as the following diagram shows.

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