UrbanArts is a non-profit charitable youth organization that offers arts-based programs in the former City of York with a specific focus on Weston-Mount Dennis.

Our mandate is to promote, engage and facilitate cultural and community development opportunities between artists, arts organizations and community members and community organizations.

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