From May to October the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods by celebrating, connecting and investing in areas outside the downtown core – highlighting a different area each year.

Now in its seventh year, the 2020 Cultural Hotspot returns to North York to illuminate the culture and creativity in this community.

The Cultural Hotspot:

  • Celebrates local culture, heritage, creativity, business and community with special events, festivals and art happenings, building community pride. Check out our Events Calendar in May for everything happening in the Hotspot.
  • Connects the Hotspot community, promotes new partnerships and shares this exciting area with all of Toronto through gatherings, events, outreach and media campaigns.
  • Grows creative capacity in the area with workshops, courses, youth employment and mentorship, and legacy projects like the Cultural Loops Guide.