with NYA

NYA is committed to doing what we can to support our community. We’re here to connect you with resources, programs you can do while social distancing, and highlight positive things happening in the NYA community. 

Since, March 2020, NYA has been working remotely and all of our programs have been moved online. Check out our program page to learn more. 

Please note that the Toronto Arts Council is the official website to visit for a list of artist resources and online-activities.

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated. We miss seeing everyone and we’d love to connect with you online – don’t hesitate to reach out! 


The Toronto Arts Council (TAC) has been authorized to act as the official channel for City updates to be distributed to artists. They have created a comprehensive resource page for the arts community during this crisis. The page includes information on:

  • TAC announcements
  • Public Health Authorities Resources & Notices
  • Public Funders and Agencies Resources & Notices
  • Tracking Lost Revenue and Arts Business Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Funding Support
  • Art Activations

We also encourage you to sign up to their newsletter to stay up to date on their resources and information.


 Hot Docs At Home on CBC
CBC Gem is giving you front-row access to select titles from the 2020 Hot Docs Festival! Enjoy some of the hottest documentaries from one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world – now streaming.

Arts At Home
A shared online space featuring free online cultural resources – music, dance, theatre, art, & more!

The Social Distancing Festival
Created by a Toronto-based artist in March, this is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community.

Google Arts and Culture
Free virtual tours of museums and art galleries from around the world.


Crafting in Quarantine

Arts Etobicoke will be offering a weekly online craft activity with the talented Marjan Verstappen. In this video series, Marjan will lead you through a fun and easy craft activity using cheap everyday items that you can find in your own home.

Latin Seniors Arts & Crafts

The Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association has been sharing fun craft ideas for seniors on their YouTube channel!

Free Colouring Pages from Canadian Artists
You’re never too old for some colouring! Download the drawings and let your imagination take over for a while.


Maha Munaf’s Video Editing Course
Maha Munaf, a past NYA facilitator, has created an online course all about video editing. It’s short and sweet (less than 1 hour), but jam packed with lots of value and designed in a way to provide a fun learning experience!

Nellys Garcia
Nellys Garcia, one of our Legacy Collective facilitators, shares a mixture of her literary work and her artistic drawings.

Atessa Hooshvar
Atessa Hooshvar, one of our NYA community members, has recently initiated porcelain painting and is illustrating “Shahnameh/The Book of the Kings” characters in her plates.  

Anna Kavehmehr Download colouring page here 
Anna Kavehmehr, one of this year’s Northbound artists, has created a free colouring page to help add some extra colour to your day!

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

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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