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


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



To collaborate with artists, arts organizations, and partners to produce and strengthen local arts programming for North York communities.

Our Values

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

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

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

We strive to ensure fair opportunities and outcomes for partners, artists, and community members.

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

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



Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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