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The Scarborough Sign

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1st June


The Scarborough Sign is a summer-long community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.

From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with the SCARBOROUGH sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer! 

The Scarborough Sign Project is a Signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. 


June 20 – October 31, 2018



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ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Camila Wong’s The Evolution of Self-Identity

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2nd May

The Evolution of Self-Identity
Featuring works by Camila Wong
Curated by María Alejandra Olórtegui Ibáñez

Exhibition Dates: May 3 to June 28, 2018
Opening Reception: May 11, 3 PM–5 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

The Evolution of Self-Identity presents art works created by Peruvian born artist, Camila Wong. Wong’s exhibit explores self-identity through the combination of themes relating to art therapy, everyday life, humour, reflection, environment and social issues. Wong’s works can be seen to depict her bold artistic style of applying heavy paint and using repetitive, expressive energetic lines and brushstrokes to create optical illusion, lively movement, harmony and unity.

“I use painting as form of art therapy. I see it as a medium that is therapeutic and can help us to heal and express our feelings about the rights, the wrongs and the comedy of our everyday lives.  

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Explore the Scarborough Arts building on Doors Open 2018!

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1st May

On May 26 and 27, explore the spaces within the Scarborough Arts building on 1859 Kingston Road and find out about the building’s history, architecture, and interesting facts and stories as part of Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf! 

You’re invited to What’s Your Story, A Celebration of Reading and Writing in Scarborough and North York on June 9

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30th April

Join Scarborough Arts and North York Arts for a celebration of reading and writing at What’s Your Story, hosted by award-winning author Catherine Hernandez! 

Register for Creative Facilitation Camp in partnership with East End Arts

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6th April

Dates: May 26 and 27, 2018, from 10 AM to 6 PM 
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: $50 (all inclusive) 
Register via Eventbrite:

Creative Facilitation Camp is a two-day professional development series ideal for artists, arts facilitators, and arts and culture workers looking to develop their creative facilitation skills.

Over the two days, participants will learn how to:

— Create safe and welcoming spaces for participants
— Build trust between the facilitator and the participants
— Allow and prompt creativity of participants
— Build confidence as a creative facilitator
— Develop creative ways to transform your arts & culture practices into engaging workshops and learning opportunities for others

The workshop’s curriculum is based on the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) Global. PYE Global has worked with East End Arts and Scarborough Arts to provide a customized program that addresses the unique needs of the … Read More »

You are invited to the Healthy Arts for Seniors Opening Reception & Anthology Launch on April 19

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26th March

Scarborough Arts is pleased to present the Healthy Arts for Seniors Exhibition Opening Reception and Anthology Launch on April 19, 2018! 

Call for Participants: Mixtape Challenge Youth Music Program

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29th January

Are you interested in writing and performing your own music? Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Register for Scarborough Arts’ EAST: Mixtape Challenge!

PRESS RELEASE: Scarborough Arts Announces New Upcoming Film Program, Reel Scarborough

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22nd January

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February 7, 2018. Scarborough, Ontario—In spring 2019, Scarborough Arts will be launching Reel Scarborough, a pilot filmmaking program which turns its focus to Scarborough-based filmmakers, artists and collaborators. The program will seek to connect aspiring and emerging local filmmakers with industry-related training, mentorship and showcasing opportunities. We will be shining a spotlight on the people and stories that shape our diverse and multicultural communities.

Additionally, this summer, Scarborough Arts will host accessible public screenings in tandem with our programs and festivals. These events will be free, community-oriented screenings aimed at bringing people together to enjoy a cool evening of cinema during the hot summer months. Where possible, we will strive to show local Scarborough and GTA content, alongside other well-known titles.

Scarborough Arts is announcing that the 6th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival … Read More »

Registration now open for SA Suite of Programs — Winter/Spring 2018!

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10th January

View the SA Suite Workshops Calendar for Winter/Spring 2018 HERE!

The BIG ART BOOK # 6: Something Different is here!

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6th December


For the 2017 edition, visual and literary artists of all ages explored the theme Something Different. Artists and writers submitted work that demonstrated a radical approach to and experimentation with/in style, form, subject matter, display strategies, or technique. 

Browse the entire publication online for free via Issuu OR purchase a pre-order of the print copy below.

BIG ART BOOK Issue # 6: Something Different

BIG ART BOOK Only $35.00 CADBIG ART BOOK + Shipping $45.00 CAD

Questions? Get in touch via email at or by phone at 416-698-7322. 

The BIG ART BOOK 2017 was launched with Scarborough Arts’ 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, presented in collaboration with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. The exhibition is on view at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive from December 2 to 18, 2017. More information here. 

Mohammad Jainul Abedin | Michael Becker-Segal | Sheila Bello | Tanya Besedina | Deon Best | Lucas Biagini | David … Read More »


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