Windsor’s Symphony is looking for a bailout

WSO is asking city for a $300,000 interest-free loan

To the list of Windsor’s economic troubles—the demise of its principle industry, a 10.9% unemployment rate—you can now add the city’s symphony. And like the auto industry, the symphony is looking for a bailout. Projected to run a deficit for the fourth straight year, the WSO is asking city council for a $300,000, interest-free loan. “I expect there will significant debate by council on this issue next Monday,” says Mayor Eddie Francis. “Our economic climate and budget challenges we are facing put us in a difficult environment (to consider the loan) … But having said that we know the symphony is a significant organization that brings tremendous value to the city.”

The Windsor Star

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.