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 neighbourhoods outside the cities’ downtown.

Now in its eighth year, the 2021 Cultural Hotspot illuminates culture and creativity through public art throughout these communities.

The Cultural Hotspot:

  • Celebrates local culture, heritage, creativity, business and community with special events, festivals and art happenings, building community pride.
  • Connects the communities, creates new partnerships and promotes happenings outside of downtown with all of Toronto.
  • Grows creative capacity of partners and community members with workshops, courses, youth employment and mentorship, and legacy projects like the Cultural Loops Guide.