Established in 2000, Art City in St. James Town is a not-for-profit organization that provides after-school and weekend multidisciplinary art programs, free of charge, to the children and youth who reside in this community. Located in a storefront on Sherbourne street, Art City is fully integrated into one of Canada’s most densely populated and culturally diverse neighbourhoods, and is a safe and non-discriminatory environment that encourages passion for artistic expression, a connection to the community, and a difference in their future.
Art City aims to engage the community’s youngest and most vulnerable members by offering art-based programs that foster creative thinking, promote self-esteem, and develop a sense of personal accomplishment. Projects are developed and facilitated by professional artists. Participants are challenged with new experiences that will stimulate their artistic sensibilities and build skills focused on creativity and communication.
Understanding that artistic experiences are critical to their intellectual, social, and emotional development, Art City provides meaningful opportunities that have lifelong benefits. Through art education activities, children develop valuable problem solving and interpersonal skills, and build respect and empathy for others.
Art City also provides after-school help and healthy snacks for all students attending the program. Field trips are provided to engage the children with the wider Toronto Arts and cultural community.
Art City is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (86428-9962-RR0001).
Help us deliver exceptional and innovative art programs to young people in St. James Town. Become a supporter of Art City and make a difference in the lives of the loss in our community. Make an online donation, or support our programs by donating in-kind items such as art-supplies, computers, or office equipment.