UrbanArts is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the goal of building inclusive, engaged communities by enriching peoples’ lives through the arts, culture and heritage, with programs, services and resources delivered in York South-Weston and beyond.


Enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging in community development through the arts, beginning with a focus on youth.

Our Programs

Our multi-arts programs serve to develop youth as artists and leaders. Led by professional artists, our programs effectively improve our neighbourhood through engagement, beautification and capacity building.

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Hear what our participants have to say!

  • UrbanArts has made me more creative...(UrbanArts) helped me decide what I want to do in college; something in the arts.

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    • Phallon Allen
    • Participant
  • UrbanArts changed my life. I started off in the programs where I learned how to write and make music and then volunteering where I learned how to become a leader.

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    • Jeffrey 'JSoul' Edwards
    • Program Facilitator, Recording Artist, Past participant
  • Every time I come to UrbanArts, the community pushes me forward. It's an educational place, but also a warm environment. 

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    • Sundus Hussein
    • Partipiciant