Arts Feature: Emma Lau

We love learning more about our talented Northbound artists! This month, we had the chance to talk to artist Emma Lau about her exhibition, A Quiet Mind II.  A Quiet Mind II showcases Emma’s paintings, all of which translate her meditation practice into fine art. Keep...

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Arts Feature: Mika Babineau

We’re excited to introduce Mika Babineau, one of our 2019 Northbound Gallery Program artists! In her self-portrait series, Ace and In Your Face, Mika beautifully showcases different aspects of asexuality, such as coming out, belonging in the LGBTQ+ community, and...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Brant Matthews (Fireguy)

For over 15 years, Brant Matthews (a.k.a. Fireguy) has had a burning desire to entertain the world with its most fascinating element. Based in Toronto, he has performed in countries all over the world, and we were lucky to have him bring the heat to Cultura Festival...

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Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 26th!

It’s hard to believe that the fourth and final night of Cultura Festival is this Friday - time really does fly when you’re having fun!  To close off this year’s festival, we’ve got a spectacular group of performers lined up, including live music from The Arsenals and...

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Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 19th!

We can’t wait for the musical performances at Cultura Festival this Friday, July 19! We are very lucky to have two incredibly talented bands taking the stage: Delhi 2 Dublin and Moskitto Bar.  Keep reading to learn more about each band and check out our suggested...

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8 Must-Haves for Cultura 2019!

The first night of Cultura Festival is this Friday! Get ready for 4 unforgettable nights of live music, delicious food, exciting buskers, interactive art activities, animated movie screenings, and more! Never been to Cultura before? Not sure what to expect? We’ve got...

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Arts Feature: Banafsheh Erfanian

We're excited to introduce Banafsheh Erfanian, one of our Northbound Gallery Program artists this year! To get to know Banafsheh, we asked her a few questions about herself, her art, and her exhibition with Northbound. Read below to learn more! Can you tell me a bit...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Joe Borowiec

North York Arts is thrilled to announce their newly appointed Board Chair - Joe Borowiec! Joe, a self-described art enthusiast, has been a leader at NYA for over 7 years. While acting as an advisory committee member, board member, and (most recently) board president,...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Fanny Martin

Summer is on the horizon, and with it are North York Arts’ July festival programs Cultura Festival and Sunday Serenades. NYA is thrilled to announce the addition of Fanny Martin to our team, who will be producing both festivals! Fanny, who has diverse arts festival...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Julian Carvajal

We're proud to announce the addition of Art Starts founder Julian Carvajal to North York Arts' programming committee!  Julian has weaved a career in both non-profit and arts sectors culminating in his work with Art Starts Mentorship Hub, an initiative to support and...

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Snapd Arts Feature: David Norsworthy

North York Arts is thrilled to be showcasing Possibilities of Dialogue at the Toronto Centre for the Arts next month! Co-created and performed by TOES FOR DANCE Co-Director David Norsworthy and NYC-based dance artist Marielis Garcia, Possibilities of Dialogue is an...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Melissa Foster

Last year, North York Arts began their pilot program called “Evolve! Performing Arts Program.” The program provides new generation and diverse theatre and dance artists with the opportunity to develop their work using high-quality, professional theatre space, with...

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Snapd Arts Feature: North York Arts, A Year in Review

Another wonderful year at North York Arts has come and gone! Throughout this year we have grown immensely while providing both new and existing programs to the arts community of North York. As we say goodbye to 2018, we are reflecting on the...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Neighbourhood Arts Network

North York Arts is pleased to be participating in Emergence Symposium! This large-scale event will convene over 150 community engaged arts practitioners, policy makers and community members to discuss the theme of Arts and Equity. Emergence Symposium was...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Juan Poveda

For the second year in a row, North York Arts is partnering with local organizations and facilitators to run Second Act - an ESL theatre program for youth. Second Act provides a series of free theatre-focused workshops for youth to feel more comfortable...

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About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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North York Arts
(Toronto Centre for the Arts)
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

(416) 733-9388
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm