The Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York neighbourhoods, creating a new vision about where culture thrives in Toronto. In 2021, the Cultural Hotspot celebrates ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, featuring Signature and SPARK visual and performance art projects that engage community members of all ages and creates opportunities for youth mentorship and employment.
Share ideas for public art projects via a virtual community gathering. Register online for Community Connect session for artists, arts organizations, community members and groups based outside the core:
You are invited to attend any session, even if it’s outside your neighbourhood.
The City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services collaborates with arts organizations active in the neighbourhoods outside downtown, partnering to develop dynamic transformative public art projects that provide new opportunities to engage communities and highlight their vibrancy.
Through seed funding and mentorships, SPARK supports emerging and equity-seeking artists and arts organizations from diverse communities – enhancing artistic talents, while promoting local artistic talent and organizations.