Dear North York Community Members:   North York Arts' Board and Staff are truly saddened by the tragedy that occurred yesterday. We send our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and our thoughts to those who are injured. Our hearts are heavy...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Kristopher Dell

Last Month at North York Arts, we celebrated our first anniversary of becoming a charity. The year was significant to say the least; it was full of growth in our programs, partnerships, and within the organization. We’re proud and eager to share these...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Azadeh Pirazimian

Every year, North York Arts partners with emerging and established artists to put on art exhibitions for the North York community. The first exhibition of 2018 is titled “They are Around” by multidisciplinary artist, Azadeh Pirazimian. Azadeh, who has a...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Nina Blanc

North York Arts has been working with Ephraim's Place, a community centre located at Jane and Sheppard, for the past three years to create and establish arts programming for the youth in the area. One program in particular that has seen much success is the...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Lila Karim

It goes without saying that North York has an amazing arts and culture scene. As the Development and Communications Coordinator at North York Arts, I am lucky to work with this creative community and, with the start of the new year, I am excited and...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Sashoya Shoya Oya

In this time we now live, Sashoya Shoya Oya, is an artist who channels her voice through the medium of oral-storytelling within the realm of folklore traditions. Growing up as a child in Dalvey, St. Thomas, Jamaica she was often surrounded by dances such as Quadrille,...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Sharona Bookbinder

Sharona Bookbinder, B.Sc., DTATI, MBA, OATR, RCAT, RP Sharona is the founder and CEO of InnerArt Inc. Sharona practices as a Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Art Therapist and is recognized as a clinical art therapy supervisor. She is a presenter, author,...

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Snapd Artist Feature: The Real Sun

I am an Artist of Purpose. I am an Artist Educator. I weave words, sounds, and movement through my body and consciousness to create new possibilities, to bring light to the world, and to be a living example of standing in truth. My True Inner Purpose is to serve...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Patrick Walters

Patrick Walters was born in 1993 at East York General hospital to Joanne and Lloyd Walters . Shortly after his second birthday, he and his family moved back to St. Kitts where his parents still live today. He came back to Toronto at 19 years old, having done a full...

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My City My Six North York Exhibition

For the past eight months, Torontonians have been sharing their six word stories through the My City My Six participatory public art project. Led by Toronto Arts and Culture, the initiative aimed to reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada’s 150th....

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Snapd Artist Featre: Ahuri Theatre

Ahuri Theatre is an award winning international collective of artists that strive to bring together that which is usually separated, and to discover the likeness between things which are thought unlike. Led by Haruna Kondo in Japan and Dan Watson in Canada, the...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Benjamin Hackman

Benjamin Hackman is a poet, composer, and percussionist living on Toronto Island. His poetry has appeared in periodicals across the country including Canadian Literature, Carte Blanche, and The Literary Review of Canada. Creatively, what interests him most is the...

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Finding Home featured on CBC Our Toronto

As Canada’s 150th anniversary approaches, we reflect on how we have made this country our home. In a place with such diversity, every Canadian brings a unique perspective on what home means to them. The collaborative photography exhibition “Finding Home,” presented...

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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