About Us

Ontario Culture Days’ mission is to foster public engagement with the Ontario arts, culture and heritage sector. We work collaboratively with our partners to lead Culture Days celebrations in Ontario.


Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture that sees millions of people take part in arts and culture programming each fall.

This year, the Culture Days festivities have been extended to September 25th – October 25th to allow for more opportunities for Canadians to take part in exciting programming happening all across the country. In light of the current situation, events will be expanded to include digital presentations, DIY activities, and self-guided programs; for in-person activities, we suggest a pre-registered, limited capacity approach.

Ontario Culture Days was initiated as a project of the Ontario Arts Council, and became an independent non-profit in 2015. Each year, we support events in 150+ communities across Ontario—all thanks to thousands of artists, organizers, and volunteers like you. Want to participate? Visit the Culture Days website here.



The Ontario Culture Days network is active throughout the province and across multiple Indigenous territories. We would like to acknowledge Indigenous peoples as the original occupants of this land on which we gather.

The Ontario Culture Days office is located on the land on which the City of Toronto is situated, which we acknowledge is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Ontario Culture Days is committed to creating meaningful relationships and supporting a diversity of Indigenous practices, art forms, and cultural expressions. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.


New stories, experiences, and destinations are popping up across Ontario all the time. We’ll keep you in the loop as we add new guides and stories to our growing roster.