Our Mission

Our mission is to support local artists and develop accessible, meaningful arts experiences for the residents of Etobicoke and beyond. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to expand our "creative footprint" and transform lives by invigorating, connecting, and empowering our diverse community through the arts. 

Annual Report & Financial Statements

Click here to read the 2016-17 Impact Report

Our Strategic Plan

Click here to see our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

What We Do

To achieve our mission, we provide innovative and quality programming and services designed to ignite the creative spirit. We offer opportunities to diverse community members for creative engagement and inclusion. We create broad community awareness of the arts; and develop partnerships and networks to support and sustain local art activity.

A Taste of Our Programs:

  • Storefront Gallery in the heart of Islington Village with exhibitions, classes and community events

  • EDGE: Youth Art Show, a free arts education and public exhibition for youth 

  • Presidents’ Legacy Scholarships for post-secondary arts education

  • a.r.t. (art rental Toronto) featuring over 60 Canadian artists

  • Public Art, Arts Etobicoke currently has 4 public murals, and 15 mobile art vehicles (Art On THe Move) that activate the community

  • After-School Arts Drop-In led by a professional artist for kids 6 - 18


Who We Serve

  • Over 20,000 participants engaged each year

  • Over 10,000 children and youth engaged each year

  • A membership of 50 local arts organizations

  • Over 100 artists employed each year

  • 16 Scholarship recipients (OCAD, Royal Conservatory of Music, Kingsway Conservatory of Music, Humber College, Etobicoke School of the Arts, North Albion C.I., Sean Boutillier Academy of Dance, Richview C.I.)

  • 60 individual visual artists in our a.r.t. program

  • 14 tenants at our Whitlam Avenue storage unit

  • Over 20 community partners

Contributions We Make To Our Community

How We Are Supported

Operating funding for Arts Etobicoke comes from the City of Toronto, Culture Division and the Ontario Arts Council. The balance of our funding is raised through memberships, corporate sponsorships, individual donations, foundations, project grants, art rental and sales, and fundraising events.

Click here to see our supporters.


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