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Do you have confirmed plans for a family-friendly, free arts event in a City of Toronto park this summer? Your event may be eligible to be part of Arts in the Parks! Click here for more information or contact Jaclyn Rodrigues, Marketing and Events Associate at jaclyn[at] for further details.


Toronto Arts Foundation invites artists and arts organizations producing events in city parks to participate in the Arts in the Parks initiative. There is no cost to participate. Artists and arts organizations will benefit from a city-wide marketing campaign. Click here for more details.

In 2016, Arts in the Parks events reached over 34,000 Torontonians across the city in approximately 250 events. Events include artistic disciplines such as dance, literary arts, music, theatre, film, visual arts and media arts, community-engaged work, and any combination of the above.  If your event occurs between June 15 – September 30, 2017, is free to the public (donations may be collected), and family-friendly, it may be eligible for participation.

Together, let’s invite all Toronto residents outdoors this summer and showcase the incredible artistic work being done in our local communities.

If you are interested in participating in Arts in the Parks contact Jaclyn Rodrigues at
To be eligible for full promotional benefits, please reach out to us by March 15, 2017.*

Note: Toronto Arts Council grants recipients participating in the Arts in the Parks initiative are eligible for special events park permit(s) fee reimbursement(s). You do not have to be a Toronto Arts Council grants client to participate in Arts in the Parks.
Arts in the Parks is an initiative of the Toronto Arts Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council, presented in partnership with Toronto Arts & Culture Services, City Parks, Forestry & Recreation and Park People.

*Full promotional benefits may include promotion in our 2017 Events Guide (200,000+ distributed in Metroland Media, Toronto Star, Toronto Public Libraries and more), online promotions through an extensive social media campaign and on our interactive map (, TTC transit advertisements, and onsite visibility/way-finding signage on event days. ​Please note: Organizations interested in participating in Arts in the Parks whom submit their information after March 15 may still be eligible for some benefits. Speak with Jaclyn at for more details.