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ArtworxTO Hubs

ArtworxTO Hubs were spaces for artistic and community activity led by the next generation of curators, collectives, and artists.  Through exhibitions, activations, workshops, and experiences, the Hubs aimed to amplify local artistic identities, recognize their global vibrancy, and empower creative communities. 

The community was invited to discover the extraordinary art that lives around the corner, in everyday spaces, city-wide. 

Hubs were located at Union Station, Downsview Park, Scarborough Town Centre and Cloverdale Common. Some also partnered with Local Art Service Organizations: North York Arts, Scarborough Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts.  

These Exhibitions are Now Closed.

These exhibitions ran from September 2021 to October 2022. Visit each hub page to enjoy a virtual tour and online content from each respective exhibition.

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ArtworxTO Hub WEST | Cloverdale Common - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON M9B 3Y8

Curator: Claudia Arana

Cloverdale Mall is a west end focal point where creative communities are catalysts for neighbourhood transformation. Pass through this year for interactive installations and multimedia exhibitions including the exhibition series HOME(LAND) curated by Claudia Arana; digital arts experiences using Virtual and Augmented Reality with Arts Etobicoke; and a community engaged project online conversations by Farrah Miranda with Lakeshore Arts.

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ArtworxTO Hub EAST | Scarborough Town Centre - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5

Curator: The Spoken Soul Collective

STC is well-known for its deep connections to creative communities, arts, culture and representing the people of Scarborough. The Spoken Soul Collective’s Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony, Dwayne Morgan and Randell Adjei continue to write this story through their curated exhibition "Scarborough: The Backbone" showcasing the wealth of talent in Toronto, in fun, engaging ways, while creating opportunities for the public to get in on the action. Stay tuned for workshops, programs and performances with hub partners Scarborough Arts.

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ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH | Union Station - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2L5

Curator: Maya Wilson-Sanchez

The bustling central commuter corridor is remodeled as a creative community destination. Pass through this year to find various projects, events and activations including "I am land," a three-part exhibition series curated by Maya Wilson-Sanchez that explores the role of the artist as a chronicler.

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ArtworxTO Hub NORTH | Downsview - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON

Curator: Danilo Deluxo McCallum

Across its natural settings, this vibrant urban park will host a series of new murals, graphic art, multimedia works, photo-based pieces, virtual tours, artist talks, and an exhibition titled "ALLCITY Shine," curated by Danilo Deluxo McCallum. At the Downsview Hub you will also find exhibitions by Jane Street Speaks, North York Arts, BSAM (Black Speculative Arts Movement) and Zahra Siddiqui.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub | Carnival Portal - PAST EXHIBITION

This exhibition was located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON

Curator: Dwayne Dixon

Carnival Portal exhibits a series of alternate stories as you travel through time and space. From its oppressive origins to its infectious expression of love and unity, vistors will experience a sensation that is, quite frankly, otherworldly.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub | Bayview Village - PAST EXHIBITION

This exhibition was located at 2901 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2K 1E6

Curator: Raji Kaur Aujla

chashm-e-bulbul is an exhibition that probes the erasure of Sikh grandmothers’ visibility from historical records and explores methodologies to tell their stories through oral traditions, Punjabi textile, folk embroidery, Phulkari over the passage of time. Image Credit: Rachel Topham.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub | Collision Gallery - PAST EXHIBITION

This exhibition was located at 18 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5E

Curator: Emma Steen

Locating Self Care in Urban Centres continues the conversation started by Black and Indigenous curators and writers on care as methods of resistance and sovereignty. Image Credit: Laura Grier.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up | SKETCH

Curator: The Good Guise

My Public Living Room is produced by SKETCH in its Making With Place Public Art Project Series, and is designed and curated by The Good Guise. Partners include Across Boundaries, Rittenhouse and Trinity in the Square Church.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up | East End Arts

East End Arts presents a series of pop - up events that get people outside, moving, and exploring their neighbourhoods including, Safety Dance with The Department of Illumination, Buckets vs Bombers Street Art Talk, the Humans of the Danforth Project, and ArtSkool educational packages.

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ArtworxTO Pop Up | Urban Arts

34 John St, Toronto, ON M9N 0B2

UrbanArts will host theme-based programming and exhibitions at its Artscape Weston Common location highlighting the history and assets of York South-Weston and former City of York.