Ted Fox In Memoriam, Aug.16, 1942-Dec. 22, 2019

I'm sorry to share this sad news. 

Ted Fox died in the early evening at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, on December 22, 2019. He is survived and deeply missed by his long-time partner, Suzanne Ariss-Ryan. He will be missed by many, many friends.

Ted was a wonderful friend with boundless enthusiasm and a deep and wide knowledge of film, dance, books and other arts. He loved conversation and discovering and recommending gems and putting people together with each other and with work that was new to them. His positive and warm influence shone sunshine and high energy into everything he endeavoured. Ted lived in Ottawa, Montreal, London, England and Toronto for many years.

An award-winning arts broadcaster, Ted received the 2006 Dance Ontario Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Dance Community for his work with Evi-Dance, CIUT (89.5 FM)'s unique dance radio program, which he produced and hosted until November 7 2015. Ted founded the dance website evidanceradio.com in 2009, and has been covering dance and physical theatre with Beverley Daurio at the site for many years. He received the 1987 Award for Outstanding Program for In the Wings, an arts program he produced and hosted for Graham Cable television.

Ted was a passionate promoter of Toronto’s theatre and dance scene since the 1980s, when he highlighted the early careers of many now well-known performers and companies, including Allen and Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance, Theatre Columbus, Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Loreena McKennitt. In 1988, he continued his unique arts coverage as co-host of the CIUT radio show About Town. From 1991-1993 he served on the board of directors of DanceWorks, Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance. In 1991-92, he co-edited the dance magazine step-Text, a lively, informative quarterly devoted to dance and dance-related issues.

Ted will be deeply missed by his partner, friends and the people of the wider arts community of which he was such a vital, warmly regarded and respected part for so many years.  -- Beverley Daurio