What We Do

North York Arts is a non-profit and registered charity.

North York Arts (NYA) is one of six Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) in Toronto whose purpose is to deliver on the City’s social, economic and cultural goals outside of the downtown core. NYA was created to specifically address the needs and interests of artists, arts organizations and residents based in North York.

Our sister LASOs are: East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke, Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, and Lakeshore Arts

Vision

An inclusive, engaged, and sustainable arts and culture community in North York.

 

Mission

To collaborate with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Our Values

Collaboration
We believe in the power of working with artists and partners to build a stronger community.

Innovation
We support novel and creative approaches that bring about growth in the arts and culture sector.

Sharing
We stand for the free and open exchange of knowledge, experiences, and ideas.

Equity
We strive to ensure fair and equal opportunities for all partners, artists, and community members.

Learning
We are committed to investing in learning opportunities to best support our communities.

Integrity
We consistently uphold our core values and our organizational responsibilities with the highest level of honesty, openness, and respect.

Who We Serve

NYA serves individuals and communities located within North York’s 6 wards.

We provide inclusive arts events and programs to youth, families, and seniors with a focus on programs to serve the Newcomer and Neighbourhood Improvement Area communities. In addition, we provide services and programs to support both emerging and, established local artists and arts organizations.

The 6 wards located in North York are: 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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