Arts in the Parks

Arts in the Parks will bring free arts events to parks across Toronto in the summer of 2016.

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Arts in the Parks is a free annual outdoor initiative that will bring arts events to parks across Toronto, with underserved areas being a priority. Launching in the spring of 2016, Arts in the Parks will encourage community building, enjoyment of local parks, and offer arts events for residents and tourists of all ages. Events will include performances, dance, music, theatre, film, community-engaged work and temporary installations by arts groups.

Selected parks are located throughout Toronto, from Etobicoke to Scarborough and North York to the downtown core. Arts in the Parks is a new initiative of the Toronto Arts Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council, being presented in partnership with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Arts & Culture Services, and Park People. #artsintheparksTO

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Arts in the Parks program is made possible with the following partnerships:

Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council offers the Animating Toronto Parks grants program to support free arts programming presented by professional artists. The 2016 program deadline has passed; see here for a description of funded projects

City of Toronto
Through its Arts & Culture Services and Parks, Forestry and Recreation departments, the City of Toronto is working closely with Toronto Arts Foundation to support the arts programming and facilitate the permit process.

Park People
Park People is an organization that works in partnership with communities, park staff and private enterprises to facilitate neighbourhood engagement in local parks, provide resources and information for local park citizens on best practices and build a network of local community park groups.

Arts in the Parks events can be found on our searchable map on Toronto Arts Online by clicking the image below:


Toronto Arts in the Parks 2016