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.

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.

Events Calendar

Find out what's on and browse upcoming Cultural Hotspot events.

Funding Opportunities

Learn about how to get involved with the Cultural Hotspot.

Cultural Hotspot Projects

Learn about this year's projects and the organizations and people behind them.

Self-Guided Tours

Explore cultural gems in neighbourhoods outside the downtown core.