Interested in learning more about the Cultural Hotspot and how to get involved? Join the upcoming Community Connect information sessions.

Celebrate Creativity & Community

The Cultural Hotspot is an annual arts and culture program that celebrates Toronto’s outside-the-core communities. Delivered in partnership with local arts and community organizations, the program provides valuable opportunities for youth employment and mentorship through workshops, exhibits, events and more. In 2022, the Cultural Hotspot program will run from June to October and adopt a new hyperlocal model, signaling a conscious turning point in its evolution.

Little Jamaica and Golden Mile have been selected as the two neighbourhoods of focus for the upcoming Cultural Hotspot. For Little Jamaica, this includes communities as far west as Eglinton-West, Fairbank to the north, Oakwood-Vaughan to the south and Cedarvale to the east. Surrounding Golden Mile, the neighbourhoods of Bermondsey, Victoria Village, Wexford, Ionview, Clairlea and Clairlea-Birchmount will also be included.

The program will highlight the historic, present and future cultural significance of each community while celebrating their continued contributions to the cultural fabric of modern-day Tkaronto. The Community Connect information sessions provide more information about the Cultural Hotspot program, how to get involved and more.

Funding Opportunities

Learn more about Community Connect Information Sessions, SPARK and Signature Projects.

Events Calendar

Explore 2021 Cultural Hotspot events.

Self-Guided Tours

Explore more beyond the core with the Cultural Hotspot's self-guided tours.

2021 Cultural Hotspot Art Projects

See the line-up of 2021 projects, and learn about the organizations and people behind them.