Due to the City’s COVID-19 response, Cultural Hotspot is extended to December 31. Learn about the current health situation, service changes and economic support.

Celebrating Creativity & Community

The Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community. In 2020, the Cultural Hotspot celebrates North York and will feature a series of new Signature and SPARK arts projects to engage community members of all ages while providing opportunities for youth mentorship and employment.

Signature Partnership Projects

The City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services collaborates with arts organizations already active in the neighbourhood, partnering to develop dynamic transformative projects that provide new opportunities to engage the community and highlight the vibrancy within.

SPARK Projects

Through seed funding and mentorships, SPARK supports emerging and equity-seeking artists and arts organizations from diverse communities – promoting local artistic talent and organizations.

Self-Guided Tours

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


Celebrate, connect and grow. Find out what the Cultural Hotspot is all about.