The Cultural Hotspot is an annual arts 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 job placement and mentorship through workshops, exhibits, events and more.
Little Jamaica is the neighbourhood of focus for the 2023 Cultural Hotspot program. This includes communities within the geographic boundaries of Castlefield Avenue to the north, Rogers Road to the south, Marlee Avenue to the east and Keele Street to the west.
In 2024, the Cultural Hotspot celebrates Jane and Finch, highlighting its creative contributions to Toronto. The Hotspot area includes communities within Steeles Avenue to the north, Wilson Avenue to the south, Weston Road to the west and Keele Street to the east.