At North York Arts, the health and safety of our staff, board, program facilitators, participants, and community members is our top priority.
In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), North York Arts has opted to take protective measures to aid in controlling and containing the spread of the virus. As such, we will be postponing certain programs until further notice. For specific information on affected programs, please see the list at the bottom of this notice.
NYA will continue to monitor the situation. We plan to re-evaluate on April 6th (aligning with the end of the provincial school board closure) to ensure that we are making well-informed decisions on how best to move forward.
NYA staff has decided to limit our time in the office and primarily work from home. Therefore, the best way to get in touch with us is by email (see below).
As a friendly reminder during this difficult period – COVID-19 has impacted (and will continue to impact) many local artists, arts organizations, and arts workers. If you can, please continue to support these individuals and organizations remotely. For example, if a live performance you were planning to attend was cancelled due to COVID-19, consider donating your ticket fee rather than requesting a refund. The livelihood of countless arts professionals is at stake!
Finally, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our health care professionals, first responders, public officials and government leaders for keeping us informed and safe. For more information, resources, and updates regarding COVID-19, please visit Toronto Public Health.
Thank you for your understanding and support, and stay safe!
– The NYA Team
Current NYA Programs Affected:
Second Act Seniors
March 17 workshop postponed
March 24 workshop postponed
All upcoming meetings and workshops postponed
Drum to DJ
Workshops cancelled that align with school closures
Northbound Exhibition Program
First Exhibition (April) – Lacrima: /ˈla.kri.ma/ postponed