#Ecuadorian art exhibit Ceremony, #Friendship City Agreement, #John Tory, #Cesar Palacio, #Diego Stacey, #Rolando Vera Rodas, #International Alliance Program
Friendship City Agreement between Toronto and Quito was celebrated on May 1, 2017 by Annual Ecuadorian art exhibit Ceremony at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. at 5:30 P.M. , news release said.
Toronto Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport) along with Diego Stacey, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to Canada, and Rolando Vera Rodas, the Consul General of Ecuador in Toronto, to celebrate the Friendship City Agreement between Toronto and Quito by launching the annual Ecuadorian art exhibition.
Artworks by four artists from Ecuador would be showcased in the exhibition and the exhibits will be displayed in the City Hall rotunda from May 1 to 5.
It was on August 2015 that Friendship City Agreement was signed in between Toronto and Quito by Tory and Rio de Janeiro, Mayor Eduardo Paes, which formalized a friendship city relationship between the City of Toronto and Rio de Janeiro.
Tory said that he hoped that agreement will help Toronto companies enter other markets and attract investment from Rio to Toronto.
Rio de Janeiro became the 10th city in the City's International Alliance Program.
This program aims to maintain the business relationships with these cities to strengthen economic, cultural and multicultural links internationally and to share best practices.
Basis of these city relationships are: demographics, economic growth and social similarities, GDP, and the potential for export and trade development.
The 2017 exhibition will showcase artworks by four artists from Ecuador. The exhibit will be displayed in the City Hall rotunda from May 1 to 5.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Image of Ecuadorian art: wikipedia