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

PARC is a community where people rebuild their lives.
PARC works with members on issues of poverty and mental health. The simple act of walking through our doors is what makes a person a PARC member. We’ve been at the heart of Parkdale for thirty-five years.
The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in...
The Ralph Thornton Centre is a leader and partner in building the potential of the Riverdale community. The Ralph Thornton Centre continues to be a cornerstone of the neighbourhood that brings together Riverdale's diverse communities.
Community-based New Media, Radio, and Television Arts Broadcasting Centre dedicated to best practices in training and mentorship of youth in broadcasting and digital arts.
The Regent Park School of Music gives children and youth aged 3-18 from high-risk low income neighbourhoods in Toronto the chance of a music education that will help them do well in school, raise their aspirations, and go on to succeed in life.
The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The Remix Project...
Scarborough Arts: Community Culture Connection
Scarborough Arts is a non-profit charity and the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community, working with individuals and groups to create and cultivate innovative arts and cultural programs. In bringing artists to the community and community to the arts, we...
That big Pachanga Beat!
To build and sustain an intensive social program that provides free, ensemble-based music lessons to inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students, musicians, and citizens.
Sistering envisions a world where all women, in all our diversity, are valued; a world where we are safe and supported, treated with dignity, and given the respect we deserve. We offer practical and emotional support to marginalized women through programs and services that enable them to take...
Huda the artist creating at SKETCH studios
SKETCH is a Toronto-based community-arts initiative now celebrating 20 years of creating opportunities for young people, ages 16-29, who are homeless or living on the margins. SKETCH inspires and engages youth from all over Canada through the transformative power of the arts.

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