Art Starts Here...


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/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.

Support Us

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...

2 days ago

Art Starts

OUR CLOSET IS FILLING UP! Thank you to those who have generously donated so far 👍

We're still in need of art supplies for this fall programming season, and would love to see this closet stuffed full!

If you have any new/almost new art supplies, please drop them off at Art Starts - Yorkdale Community Arts Centre, Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin St., Lower Level. OR make a small donation towards items we need by following the link below.


Anything you donate will be used in this season's programming! Help give our program participants the tools they need to create.
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4 days ago

Art Starts

Thank you to the wonderful Al Ozery and the Ozery Family Bakery for sponsoring our upcoming Annual Showcase!

The Ozery family have been strong supporters of Art Starts for many years. We are always grateful for their ongoing generosity and support through donations of food, artwork and sponsorships.

Our participants love OZERY BAKERY pitas!!
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