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Northbound 2024 bridges boundaries cultural convergence

Northbound Exhibition

North York Centre

Curated by Jasmine Vanstone, in partnership with GWL Realty Advisors and North York Arts, this exhibit amplifies the voices of Angela Walcott, Jassira De Almeida, and Jasmine Vanstone.

therapeutic dance - a fusion of cultures - creative minds summer 2024



Therapeutic Dance Movement

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street

The second program in our Creative Minds summer series, learn about Indian and Latin dance with Ishaa Vinod Chopra!




Grow North Guest Artist

Apply Online by July 8th, 5pm

Embark on a journey with our Grow North Guest Artist Program where we invite an artist and/or arts collective to use our space to develop their work and North York Art’s platforms to share their practice with the local community. Think of it as a small scale residency meets a social media takeover!



Grow North Awards

Grow North Awards

Apply Online by July 26th, 5pm

The Grow North Awards acknowledge the significant contribution that North York based artists make to the vibrancy, arts and culture of the North York community. This awards competition offers the opportunity to receive city-wide recognition from a jury of artistic visionaries.

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Melissa shares her story – Collaboration, resource sharing and the fear of getting it wrong

I don’t have any research to back this up but I do have a toddler….. This month I attended an event at the University of Toronto called: Securing the future: Reimagining public spaces, opportunities, and supports for creative arts in a post-pandemic world This two...

To North York, With Love – a farewell from Cecilia

To North York, With Love,   It is with a mix of emotions that I write to you today to share some news: after several years of incredible experiences, I will be bidding farewell to my role at North York Arts.  Since the spring of 2016, I have had the immense privilege...

Fabiana shares her story: Vibrant Arts and more…

Greetings North York Arts Community, Navigating the vibrant arts scene, the non-profit realm, and the dynamic world of financial services technology, I'm excited to share a glimpse into my diverse roles. First of all, I would love to start with my passion for the arts...

Bill shares his story. A love of jazz!

Meet Bill! I am the Board Chair of North York Arts. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a senior financial professional and have worked in a variety of industries and roles primarily helping organizations that are undergoing transition. However, I am not your...

Get inspired with us!

...it is so incredibly special being given a spotlight especially when you’re often told you don’t deserve one.
...from never even having attended a board meeting to starting a non-profit - that leap would never have happened without NYA.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that North York is covered by treaty 13, and is the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, Haudenosaunee and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

North York Arts recognizes that this land acknowledgment is part of a continuous process towards truth and reconciliation. By adhering to our values and leading with authenticity, we are committed to building positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, the wider community, and the environment.

We are truly grateful to be able to work and create on this land.