With recent developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to suspend programming until at least April 5th, 2020, adjusting accordingly as we receive more information. Art Starts staff will be working remotely during this time and can be contacted through email. Please visit our team page if you know the person you’d like to connect with, or email info@artstartsto.com with any questions or concerns.  For more information and helpful resources, please visit the City of Toronto Website.

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We offer community arts programming in six Toronto neighbourhoods for all ages. Our programs bring together artists and community members to reflect the identities and aspirations of each community.

Special Projects

We offer Special Projects such as arts initiatives, events, and workshops that occur city-wide. These projects encourage connection and collaboration among artists and those interested in the arts.


We foster emerging, youth and/or newcomer artists to help them further their own practices and advance their artistic careers. Our mentorship hub connects them with employment opportunities, grants, and more.

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You can help us continue to build vibrant communities through arts initiatives. There are many ways you can show your support: make a donation, give a gift in kind, or fundraise by running your own event or campaign.  

Art Starts Now...

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We all love to unwind after a long day by curling up on the couch and watching our favourite show or movie, but that can seem played out after a while. Tonight, try tuning into something that is totally unique: a live streaming of the northern lights.

The live cam is located at the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. The timing couldn't be more perfect as the lights are most vivid in late Winter/early Spring.

It's recommended to tune in anytime from 10 PM to 4 AM when skies are darkest.
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COVID-19 Programming Update

Dear Community Member, We at Art Starts take social responsibility very seriously. In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we will be suspending all of our winter season Community Programming, until further notice. We understand that this will come as ...
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