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.
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre offers a variety of pottery and visual arts courses and workshops for all ages. Browse the Winter 2023 Art Courses & Workshops online or open the brochure. Registration for winter programs is now open.
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.
Suitable for ages 8 to 13
Campers will have an exciting opportunity to create and experiment with drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, arts and crafts and pottery. In addition to creative activities in the art studios, campers can enjoy the beautifully treed grounds and gardens by participating in outdoor recreational activities. Camps run from Monday to Friday over two weeks, excluding statutory holidays.
Add an additional hour of supervised care before and/or after camp for children registered in any Cedar Ridge Creative Centre camp. Extended hours must be booked separately. Please ensure your child is registered for the corresponding camp.
Summer camp registration opens February 11 at 7 a.m. Find out how to set up your recreation account before registering.
January 9 to 26 Reception January 15, 1 to 4 p.m. These two artists’ photographic works draw the viewer in, exploring and exposing places and connections, where the surreal and serene co-exist in perpetual tension.
January 28 to February 16 Reception: January 29, 1 to 4 p.m. Through paintings, sculpture and repurposed materials, these three artists explore themes surrounding over-consumption, climate, self-perception and interconnection.
February 18 to March 9 Reception: February 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Through contrasting styles, these drawings and video works capture and explore things seen and unseen, a sense of place, of identity, history and memory.
March 11 to 30 Reception: March 12, 1 to 4 p.m. These artists’ works are rooted in observational study, capturing fragments of everyday life yet creating scenes that travel between memories and imaginary worlds.
April 1 to 20 Reception: April 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Connecting food-waste to global issues like climate change, economic disruption, poverty, hunger & migration, this body of work evokes discussion, confusion and even an enduring edge of discomfort.
April 1 to 20 Reception: April 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Mixing the symbols and meanings from different cultures, this collection of symbolic works of art represents impermanence and highlights diverse viewpoints and perspectives.
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre gallery issues calls for submissions once annually from visual artists and crafts people working in a variety of media for its two gallery programs. Artists are welcome to apply as individuals or as groups.
Contemporary art exhibitions are scheduled for approximately one month at a time between January and April; artists receive a small honorarium. Applications are assessed by a peer jury.
Ridge Gallery rentals are available on a biweekly basis from September to December. Rental rates are $520.00 for two weeks for all three rooms. Applications are assessed by the Gallery Committee.
Applications for the 2023 Gallery program have closed.
Calls for submissions for the 2024 Gallery program will be issued in spring 2023. Download Cedar Ridge Floor Plan For more information or to request a gallery application form, please call Cedar Ridge Creative Centre at 416-396-4026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 liveability 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.
Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, a volunteer run not-for-profit organization, was the original founding organization of the Creative Centre – the first public gallery with teaching studios in the east end of Toronto.
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.