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Arts sains pour personnes du troisième âge (ASPTA) 2019

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14th August


L’organisme des Arts Scarborough invite toutes les personnes âgées de plus de 55 ans et qui s’intéressent à faire la cuisine, à la photographie et/ou à la narration à s’inscrire à notre programme des Arts sains pour les personnes du troisième âge!

Arts sains pour personnes du troisième âge (ASPTA) est un programme annuel gratuit consacré à la narration et présenté par les Arts Scarborough, en partenariat avec le East Scarborough Storefront  et l’Association des services communautaires d’Agincourt. Cette année l’ASPTA a choisi d’explorer la photographie, l’art de la narration, et les arts culinaires : Il envisage de couronner le tout en créant un livre de cuisine aux accents culturels!

Se réunissant 12 fois au cours de septembre et octobre, les participants se trouveront en pleine cuisine à explorer leur héritage culturel en cuisinant, en partageant des recettes et en prenant part à … Read More »

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

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12th August

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest STARTS August 28!

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest is BACK with more amazing prizes to win! We’re on the hunt, once again, for the most creative photo! Showcase your Scarborough pride, take a photo with The Scarborough Sign, and receive the chance to win some fun-filled prizes packages!



August 28 – September 20


University of Toronto Scarborough










We’re looking for the most creative photos of the Scarborough Sign!

1. SNAP– Head to the University of Toronto Scarborough (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON), strike your most creative pose, and snap a photo with The Scarborough Sign! 2. POST– Upload the photo on your Instagram, tag us @ScarboroughArts, and use the hashtag #ScarboroughSign. In the caption, tell us what kind of public art you … Read More »

Healthy Arts for Seniors: Call for Participants

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23rd July


Scarborough Arts invites seniors aged 55+ who are interested in cooking, recipe-sharing, photography, and/or storytelling to apply to our Healthy Arts for Seniors program!

Healthy Arts for Seniors (HAFS) is a FREE annual storytelling program presented by Scarborough Arts, in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront  and Agincourt Community Services Association. This year, HAFS will explore photography, storytelling, and culinary arts, in addition to making a Cultural Cookbook!

For 12 sessions between the months of September and October, participants will be in the kitchen exploring their culture and heritage through cooking, recipe-sharing, and photography and storytelling workshops. At the end of the program, photographs, recipes, and stories will be collected and published in a print cookbook and showcased at a launch event.

No previous experience in photography, cooking, or storytelling necessary!

We will be hosting two programs: one for newcomers and refugees* and another for English and … Read More »


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12th July


“Growing Up KGO” showcases the perspectives of youth growing up in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community through the medium of digital photography. The familiar colors, shapes, landscapes and subjects will resonate across generations while revealing new contexts through the eyes of artists ages 9 to 16. The exhibition includes works by Akash Thivviyanathan, Ashwin Thivviyanathan, Hevin Abdou, Ibrahim Abdou,  and Mukti Dulal.


 The community of Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park is a goldmine for untapped artists seeking opportunities to express themselves. With the creation of KGO Kids & Cameras by resident leaders in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront, these local artists have the opportunity to explore and develop their talents. Growing Up KGO is the result of the careful cultivation of these brilliant young creatives, and curation by East Scarborough Storefront Staff. 

August 1 – August 30

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Scarborough Arts is seeking a Program Manager

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27th May

Position: Program Manager
Salary: $42,000 – $45,000 (commensurate with experience)
Term: 1-year full-time contract position leading to full-time permanent employment
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM 


Are you a passionate non-profit leader with a desire to make a positive impact in the local community? Are you seeking an opportunity to bring your vision and expertise to an established Local Arts Service Organization? Are you conscientious about the needs of the local community with a desire to develop meaningful and relevant projects and programs representative of the multicultural diversity of Scarborough and linking its storied past with key issues facing the community today?

If so, Scarborough Arts is looking for you! We are currently hiring a dynamic, energetic, and passionate Program Manager to join our team. 

Please review the job description in detail and send your application package to with “Attn: Executive Director – SA Program Manager … Read More »


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7th May

Twenty Something

The Bluffs Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring emerging Scarborough artists. These nine artists – Christopher Dela Cruz, Kim Hoang, Rui Hu, Wei Luo, Iori Matsushima, Kachely Peters, Nivedita Sridharan,  Caleb Y. Tao and Sabrina Yip – are grappling in their lives and in their art with concerns, pressures and anxieties confronting their generation.

The themes and ideas articulated in the artworks overlap and intersect, creating a web of interconnectedness. Kachely Peters and Rui Hu explore identity and the interior and exterior aspects of self. Peters’ drawings examine scars and mental health while Hu’s canvas and wool sculpture portrays the messiness and consequences of decision-making. Nivedita Sridharan has harboured a life-long concern about humanity’s relationship to other species. Her underlying concept of time running out for the survival of so many animals of the world, relates to Christopher Dela … Read More »

Scarborough Arts hosts Walking Tours and House Tours for Doors Open 2019

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6th May

On May 25 and 26, Scarborough Arts opens its doors to the public and invites you to explore the spaces within and beyond its walls as part of Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf!


Drop by Scarborough Arts on 1859 Kingston Road and participate in free guided tours of the Scarborough Arts building, a 1920s Arts-and-Crafts-style dwelling converted into an arts centre that now houses the Bluffs Gallery, a local artists’ marketplace, and Scarborough Arts’ and Mural Routes‘ offices. Tours run throughout the day; no registration required. 


Hosted by Scarborough Arts, Scarborough Shores — Hidden Stories and Deep Roots invites you to discover Scarborough’s many faces, places, and pasts. Explore southwest Scarborough’s Birchcliff neighbourhood starting from Scarborough Arts’ main offices near the Bluffs to local spots including Rosetta McClain Gardens, the Birchmount Streetcar Loop, and the Scarborough Public Utilities Commission building. … Read More »

The McCanny Annual Spring Show

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10th April

The McCanny Annual Spring Show

 The McCanny Annual Spring Show presents visual artworks created by students from McCanny Secondary School’s art program. It recognizes student artists, showcases artwork and celebrates students’ success in getting into their dream University Art programs. The works range from Photography, Acrylic paintings, Sculptures, and videos. This collection of the works depicts the various lives of high school students in Scarborough through colour, subject matter, creative formats and cultures.


The McCanny Annual Spring Show exhibit artworks from currently Grade 12 international students who are interested in art and design and wish to pursue art in the future. This is a great opportunity for the public to see how cross-cultural young Canadian artists articulate their world and lifestyle through art when they experience cultural differences. Drawing the public eyes to these young artists, this exhibition encourages young … Read More »

Call for Artists and Performers: plazaPOPS

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8th April

Scarborough Arts is pleased to partner with plazaPOPS for a series of music concerts, art activations, and community workshops at the Wexford Plaza parking lot in July and August!

plazaPOPS is a community-led project that aims to create a vibrant and colourful public gathering place in the Wexford Plaza parking lot. plazaPOPS will launch with Taste of Lawrence in early July and be popped up until mid-August. The final design is in process, but will include seating, shade, and a stage for performances, workshops, and community activations. plazaPOPS is funded by Park People’s Public Space Incubator, the City of Toronto’s BIA innovation fund, the University of Guelph and is partnered with the Wexford Heights BIA and Scarborough Arts.

plazaPOPS is looking for performers, artists, and musicians to bring their energy to the site, engaging passersby and responding to this bustling urban setting! … Read More »

The Scarborough Sign 2019

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8th April

The Scarborough Sign is at Guild Park and Gardens until August 4, 2019.



The Scarborough Sign is a mobile public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods. 

From May to November 2019, a large-scale SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to seven locations and will be displayed at major cultural Scarborough events throughout the summer/fall. Travel with The Scarborough Sign and experience all that Scarborough has to offer!


May – November 2019


Fool’s Paradise

Agincourt Mall

Taste of Lawrence at Wexford

Guild Park

University of Toronto Scarborough

Scarborough Southwest



Scarborough Arts









May 25 to 26June 1 to July 4July 5 to 7July 8 to August 4August 26 to October 6October 6 to November

Fool’s Paradise (for Doors Open Toronto)Agincourt Mall Wexford (for Taste of Lawrence)Guild Park and GardensUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughScarborough Southwest (Location TBA)

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