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 down town core – highlighting a different area each year.

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Cultural Hotspot will illuminate centre/north Scarborough – a vibrant area bordered by Steeles Avenue to the north, Lawrence Avenue to the south, Victoria Park Avenue to the west and the Toronto border to the east.

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 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.