Discover Little Jamaica’s Reggae Lane, the Rita Cox Black & Caribbean Heritage Collection and more with this free self-guided tour or access a calendar of upcoming Cultural Hotspot events.

Celebrate Creativity & Community from June to October

The Cultural Hotspot is an annual arts and culture program that celebrates Toronto’s outside-the-core communities. Delivered in collaboration with local arts and community organizations, the program provides valuable opportunities for youth employment and mentorship through workshops, exhibits, events and more.

Little Jamaica and Golden Mile are the two neighbourhoods that will be animated for this year’s 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, Parma Court, Victoria Village, Wexford, Ionview, Clairlea and Clairlea-Birchmount are also included.

The program highlights the cultural significance of each community while celebrating their continued contributions to the cultural fabric of modern-day Tkaronto.

Events Calendar

Explore Cultural Hotspot events.

Funding Opportunities

Learn about how to get involved with the Cultural Hotspot.

Cultural Hotspot Projects

See this year's projects, and learn about the organizations and people behind them.

Self-Guided Tours

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

Download and print the illustrated colouring sheets of Cultural Hotspot street scenes and have fun.


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