Arts & Culture

Arts and culture inspire us, help fuel innovation and are critical components of a global city.

Why it matters:

Arts and culture contribute $11.3 billion annually to the city’s GDP:

    - In 2013, film, television and other screen-based media production spending exceeded $1billion for the third year in a row. á

      Screen-based animation spending increased by $15 million to exceed $100 million for the first time. 

The City increased its cultural spending by 1.1% in the 2014 budget:

    - The per capita municipal investment in culture is now slightly over $22 (the goal, set more than a decade ago, is $25 per

       capita in direct arts funding by 2016). Montreal spends $55 per capita on arts funding.

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

Transformative learning experiences for a sustainable future
Ecologos is a network of 2500 volunteers, advisors and supporters who produce and deliver transformative water experiences to nurture a more water-sustainable future. At Ecologos we promote a reverence for clean fresh water as essential to physical health, environmental security and spiritual...
For Youth Initiative is an organization that is committed to creating healthy communities by increasing life-chances of youth at-risk. We do this through the provision of empowering programs and services that are youth-driven, inclusive and accessible.
Community Arts Space
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that...
Harbourfront Centre operates the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public space. We nurture the growth of new cultural expression, stimulate Canadian and international interchange and provide a dynamic, accessible environment for the public to experience the culture...
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The High Park Nature Centre is a not for profit organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for the environment, restore human connections to local...
At Hot Docs, we are proud of our mandate to advance the creative imprint of documentary film. We achieve this by facilitating the development of and public access to non-fiction media through an annual 11-day Festival, and also by facilitating production and networking opportunities for filmmakers.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival in Toronto that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media.
Artist Charmaine Lurch with Queen Victoria PS students creating musical narrative mural
Inner City Angels is an award winning arts education charity engaging inner city children in innovative arts experiences that value and celebrate our connections and differences and how we can impact the world.
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Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities. We present two annual film...
Jumblies makes art in everyday and unexpected places, with, for and about the people and stories found there.

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