Press Releases and Announcements

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  • “Transforming Communities Through the Arts” Released 

    August 29, 2013

    Toronto Arts Foundation released the results of a two-year study, ‘Transforming Communities through the Arts: A Study of Three Toronto Neighbourhoods’. The study, led by principal investigator Margo Charlton, Research Manager for the Toronto Arts Foundation, examined how residents engage with the arts at a community level, explored barriers to arts access and identified ways to strengthen local arts engagement in Malvern, St. James Town and Weston Mount Dennis.

  • Creative Capital Initiative to Update Toronto City's Culture Plan 

    January 28, 2011

    January 28, 2011- "Toronto's cultural sector employs nearly 133,000 people and annually generates $9 billion in GDP,” Councillor Thompson said. “Between 1991 and 2007, creative occupations grew at more than twice the rate of the general labour force. Given the changes that have occurred in the economy, Toronto's city governance philosophy and the city's cultural sector since 2003, it is time to take a fresh look at our Culture Plan.”

  • Creative Trust Offers New Toolkits to Arts Organizations 

    January 27, 2014

    The Toronto Arts Foundation's Creative Trust Research Fellowship ( is working to capture the experiences and learnings of Canada's most successful arts sustainability program and share them with Toronto's entire arts community

  • TD Diversity Award Winner 

    September 25, 2013

    TORONTO – Mammalian Diving Reflex was named the winner of the inaugural Neighbourhood Arts Network TD Arts Diversity Award, which was announced at the Manifesto Art Show & 3rd Annual Floor Awards.

  • North York Arts Online Launched 

    April 12, 2012

    TORONTO - April 12, 2012. Claire Hopkinson, Executive Director of Toronto Arts Foundation (TAF) is pleased to announce the launch of North York Arts Online (, the premiere website celebrating North York’s vibrant cultural scene.

  • Susan Crocker Appointed Board Chair of Toronto Arts Foundation 

    June 27, 2011

    June 28, 2011 - Toronto Arts Foundation announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Susan Crocker as Chair. Ms. Crocker succeeds Diana Bennett who has held the position of Chair since 2005.

  • Inaugural East End Poetry Festival Launched 

    September 09, 2013

    Free outdoor event headlines City of Toronto's Poet Laureate

  • Announcing the 2019 TAC Leaders Lab Fellows 

    March 13, 2019

    18 innovative leaders from Toronto's arts and culture sector will collaborate over the year on how to best build the creative city.

  • Celebrating the impact of this year's artsVest™ program in Toronto 

    May 28, 2014

    Business for the Arts celebrates impact of artsVest™ program in Toronto. 2013-2014 program wraps up with overall economic impact of $1.53 million