Celebrating Creativity & Community

From May to December, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods by celebrating, connecting and investing in neighbourhoods outside the city’s downtown. The Cultural Hotspot Signature and SPARK Projects celebrate public art by featuring visual and performance art projects that safely engage community members of all ages and creates opportunities for youth mentorship and employment.

The Cultural Hotspot:

  • Safely celebrates local culture, creativity, business and community with virtual programming, special events, festivals and art happenings, building community pride.
  • Connects the communities, creates new partnerships and promotes happenings outside of downtown with all of Toronto.
  • Grows creative capacity of partners and community members with workshops, courses, youth employment and mentorship, and legacy projects like the Cultural Loops Guide.

Funding Opportunities

Learn more about SPARK and Signature Partnership Projects.

Self-Guided Tours

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