Browse art courses and workshops. Registration is now open.
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours subject to change, please call ahead.
From 401, exit Markham Road south. Drive south on Markham Road to Lawrence Avenue East. Drive east on Lawrence to Scarborough Golf Club. Drive south to Confederation Drive. Turn left (east) on Confederation Drive. Drive up the hill to Tingle Crescent, and turn right, which takes you to Cedar Ridge’s parking lot. There is ample free parking available at Cedar Ridge.
From Kennedy Station, take the Scarborough RT to the Lawrence East station. Take the 54 Lawrence East bus Eastbound to Scarborough Golf Club Rd. Walk along Scarborough Golf Club Rd to the second street south of Lawrence – Confederation Drive. Walk up Confederation Drive (East) until you reach Tingle Crescent. At Tingle, turn right and enter through the driveway.
Registration is required.
Provide the following information:
• client number
• family number
• course code
• credit card
To obtain your client and family numbers, please call Client Service at 416-396 7378 or the Cedar Ridge office at 416-396-4026.
Cedar Ridge staff are dedicated to providing timely, accessible and high quality services to all clients. All reasonable measures will be made to accommodate accessibility needs.
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is excluded from Parks, Forestry and Recreation policies and procedures, including the Welcome Policy.
September 6 to 21
Reception: September 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
Free Community Workshop: September 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
Check out this cohesive body of work created by Janet Hinkle (she/her) during her residency at Cedar Ridge. Working in mixed media print, natural dyes, moving image and textile sculpture, Janet explores ways to creatively express the human-environment ecologies present in Scarborough. Janet brings together a small collection of new works that blend materials, challenge form and draw from both natural and man-made spaces to represent the relationship between humans and space.
September 23 to 26
Browse this mixed media group show, highlighting the fantastically creative work that this Scarborough-based collective produces.
September 29 to October 5
Enjoy works created by Cedar Ridge’s talented instructors in this group exhibition featuring painting, drawing, mixed media, textiles, clay and sculpture.
October 7 to 19
Take in the bright and vibrant colour palette that these Korean-Canadian artists infuse into their work. Inspired by the artist’s daily surroundings, this exhibition depicts bliss through different perceptions and delivers a sense of delightfulness found in the most ordinary days, expressing gratitude in the most mundane things.
October 21 to November 2
Reception: October 22, 1 to 3 p.m.
Share in the spirit of friendship, experimentation, lifelong learning and a love of art that this artist collective brings to their work. These seven east-end artists showcase their work in ceramics as well as acrylic, watercolour, glass, metal and jewelry making.
November 4 to 16
Reception: November 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
Visit the gallery to check out what students at Cedar Ridge are creating. Be inspired by this student show, featuring acrylic, watercolour, drawing, mixed media, textiles and clay.
November 18 to December 7
Reception: November 18, 1 to 3 p.m.
Check out the gallery as Scarborough Arts presents its Annual Juried Exhibition, with work by local artists working in a variety of media.
The Cedar Ridge Summer Residency program provides one emerging or mid-career visual artist with a unique workspace at the center from early July to late August and a residency package valued at $6,000. The residency concludes with a one-month exhibition in Cedar Ridge Gallery.
Calls for submissions for the 2024 Residency program will be issued in February 2024.
The history of Cedar Ridge, originally known as Uplands, dates back to 1844 when the land was patented to James Humphrey. Soon after, passing through a number of hands, it was bought by Charles Carleton Cummings, President of C.C. Cummings Ltd., the Slater Shoe empire and owner/manager of the Lumsden building (named after his wife’s wealthy family) at Yonge and Adelaide. Cummings had a 5,000 square foot summer home built, called Uplands. John Campbell Fraser, a Toronto financier moved into Uplands with his family in 1928 and renamed it Cedar Ridge. The beauty of the original home was retained in the main floor gallery space. The upper floor and basement area were developed into studio spaces. Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery operated the gallery and studios from 1978 to 1985. The estate of Cedar Ridge was acquired by the City of Scarborough in the late ’70s through a land swap with Metropolitan Toronto. The Guildcrest Studios were invited by the City of Scarborough to redirect their fundraising activities to renovate Cedar Ridge, an opportunity to develop a gallery as well as teaching studios. The Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery not-for-profit organization was formed and it successfully operated the gallery and studios as a learning facility for artists from 1978 to 1984. The City of Scarborough assumed full management responsibilities in 1985. In 1993, the Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery raised funds to renovate the chauffeur’s cottage, garage and stables into a beautiful one of a kind pottery studio space. In 1996, the building was renamed Carriage House Studios and it was officially opened by the Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Hal Jackman.
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre provides arts education and engagement opportunities for all, enhancing the livability and prosperity of the community. We partner with organizations that help achieve one of our mandates, to offer innovative opportunities for Torontonians in diverse and underserved communities to participate in, contribute to and celebrate the cultural life of their city.
Infusing Cedar Ridge and the east Scarborough community with arts activity, the Community Arts Guild connects the surrounding diverse community through art making projects and performances.