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Arts & Culture Services

The City of Toronto is proud to play a vital role in the cultural life of the city. Committed to the development of arts and culture in the Toronto, the Cultural Services section undertakes a range of responsibilities including:

  • the operation and administration of many museums, historic sites, performing and visual arts centres; financial support for cultural activity and individual artists; encouraging public art projects in both private and public developments; and
  • assisting a wide range of community arts organizations in accessing and sharing municipal services and facilities.

Central to the mandate of Arts & Culture Services is:

  • promoting the development of arts, culture and heritage throughout the City;
  • ensuring accessibility to a variety of cultural activities that enhance the cultural attractions of the Toronto Region; and
  • providing direct cultural services through its museums, cultural centres and art galleries, and supporting the entire cultural sector of the community.


Cavalcade of Lights

Saturday, November 29, 2014 will mark the official start to the holiday season in Toronto with the celebration of the 48th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf. Learn more!

Cultural Services Sections

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Arts Services

Develops and promotes opportunities for artistic engagement and access

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Ten historic sites that work collectively with community groups and members of the public to tell the vast, vibrant and diverse stories of Toronto.


Public Art

City-owned public art and historical monuments