Creative Space Scarborough
Creative Space Scarborough is funded by a grant from Employment and Social Development Canada.The project was developed in 2019 by a group of seniors in the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Active Living Centre wishing to explore new and creative ways to keep them healthy, active and engaged in their community. The project was launched in the summer of 2020.
Creative Space Scarborough increases knowledge of and connection to community resources by exploring community arts and cultural organizations. The sessions promote the discovery of the rich cultural, artistic and creative means of expression amongst Scarborough's multi-cultural population. An online guide is being created so the community will have access to the resources created.
Residents of Scarborough aged 55 and older. 10 to 12 seniors per outing and workshop observing COVID physical distancing guidelines.
November 12, 2020
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1K1
The Aga Khan Museum provides visitors with a window into the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations to world heritage.
Activity: Painting using gold leaf
October 28, 2020
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Dr. Toronto, Ontario M1G 1B
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is nestled within lush gardens enjoyed by the public. Cedar Ridge Gallery is home to contemporary and classic visual, and folk art exhibits.
Artists:Cathy Nosaty & Shye Zhang
Activities: Music,watercolour trees
October 14, 2020
1859 Kingston Road Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
Scarborough Arts is the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community. With a respected history, SA brings individuals and groups together to create and cultivate innovative arts and cultural programs in Scarborough. The Bluffs Gallery is on site.
Artist: Raoul Olou
Activity: Plein Air painting
September 30, 2020
Scarborough Historical Museum and Thompson Park 1007 Brimley Road, Scarborough, ON, M1P 3E8
Nestled in the heart of Thomson Memorial Park are the four heritage buildings that make up Scarborough Museum. This is where a vibrant community celebrates its diverse past, present, and future.
Artist: Naz Abhar
September 16, 2020
Guild Park and Gardens
201 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto, Ontario M1E 1P5
This scenic and historic park is a sculptural sanctuary and has beautiful gardens. It has an interesting history that reflects famous artists, powerful political figures and contributions made to the art community.
Artist: Tara Dorey
Activity: Contour drawing
To learn more about the Creative Space program read the latest blog post here.