Centering Indigenous connection to land and community, Rooted in Change highlights perspectives and experiences of Indigeneity, challenging visitors’ stewardship and care for our environment. Location: Artscape Weston Common 34 John St, (York) Toronto, ON M9N 1J3 The Project “Rooted in Change” is a multimedia exhibit including video, sculpture and modular pieces made with recycled materials sourced from the Humber River and local groups. The installation will incorporate traditional Indigenous designs and symbols, reflecting themes of growth, change, and unity, drawing on the symbolism of roots and branches to represent the

“UrbanArts dance program encouraged me to dance. They provided a safe, non-judgmental, free open space for me to learn and work on my dance skills.” Dance Program Participant UrbanArts continuously runs a digital version of 1, 2 Step: Healthy Living Through Hip Hop Dance throughout lockdown and beyond with funding from the MLSE Foundation. It’s a program that harnesses the unifying force of dance and movement to change the lives of youth in seven of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) through healthy lifestyle practices and physical activity.  The dance

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: STRATEGIC PLANNING, POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT BACKGROUND  UrbanArts is a progressive, not-for-profit charitable Local Arts Service Organization (LASO) providing  opportunities for diverse cultural expression, artistic development, training and employment to members  of urban communities with a focus on youth in (the former City of) York; UrbanArts focuses on engaging  community through the arts; UrbanArts is an incubator for local arts, with a range of programs led by  professional artists in visual, literary, digital, culinary and media arts, theatre, dance and music. As the thread that weaves together generations, UrbanArts offers

UrbanArts stands in solidarity with our Black residents, clients and colleagues of all ages. As a local arts service organization that has served the York South-Weston and broader former City of York for the past 32 years, we are also impacted by all that has been taking place around the world, in the U.S., and yes, right here in Canada too. It has been a very difficult time for all of us but in particular for our Black staff, Black program participants, Black board members, Black colleagues

In light of ongoing uncertainty and recent announcements regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), UrbanArts continues to take protective measures to aid in controlling and containing the spread of the virus. As such, we will continue with a blanket closure of all programs until further notice to help #FlattenTheCurve.Our 5 Bartonville Ave. E. and Artscape Weston Common (34 John St.) locations will remain closed to the public. Staff are continuing to work remotely on planning, administration and coordination of upcoming programs and activities so we can be prepared to offer you

In light of recent updates regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UrbanArts has opted to take protective measures to aid in controlling and containing the spread of the virus. As such, we will be doing a blanket closure of all programs commencing Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice, in alignment with the provincial school board closures to help #FlattenTheCurve. Our 5 Bartonville Ave. E. and Artscape Weston Common (34 John St.) locations will be closed to the public, however our offices shall remain open, with limited staff. Staff will continue

March 11, 2020  At UrbanArts, the safety and well-being of our employees, participants, volunteers, contractors, visitors and partners remain our top priority.  Like you, we are monitoring the ongoing developments with and concerns around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  While we are making every effort to ensure the safety of all who visit our spaces or in the places we visit, we currently have no programs or services in any known locations considered at risk.  However, we continue to take this matter very seriously.  Both our Weston and Mount Dennis locations will continue