Our Impact

At Art City, we support the local community by engaging the children in high-impact arts programs throughout the year. Your donation to Art City will help the children on our waiting lists to get a spot in our programs.


2018 Attendance Figures

Total individual participants:                         147

January – June:                         73

March Break:                            40

Summer Camps:                       68

September – December:           78 



80 new participants -VS- 67 returning children


Our Waiting List

Each time we open a registration, the lists fill quickly. our waiting list is usually 30% over our available spaces. 

With your support, we would provide more weekly programs, meaning that the children who wait on our waiting lists would be able to easily register and attend a weekly program right away.


8 Field Trips

This year we went on 8 different field trips, to experience a variety of arts in different cultural venues in Toronto:

·      Art Gallery of Ontario

·      Trinity Square, for a live music performance at Play in the Park

·      Textile Museum of Canada

·      Royal Ontario Museum

·      Allan Gardens

·      Youth-participant-led tour of St. James Town and Cabbagetown neighbourhoods

·      Illustration Mural at Parliament and Bloor, to celebrate our featured illustrations

·      Carlton Cinemas, to celebrate our Youth Leaders


Buddy Bench Brings St. James Town Youth Closer Together

Through our partnership with the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies students, the children and youth of Art City created a space for people to come together. The Buddy Bench, a designated place to make new friends and experience inclusion, is a prime example of the caring and welcoming atmosphere shared by everyone who enters Art City.

Read More about the Buddy Bench Project