Welcome to the Toronto Queen West Festival hub page! Here you’ll find featured programming, related articles and an ON Culture Guide featuring Toronto Public Art.

There are free events in every corner of the city, celebrating Toronto’s many different and diverse communities. This year, the focus will be on the Queen West neighbourhood, the many artists within, and the annual Queen West Art Crawl.

Featured Events

Discover Toronto’s Public Art 

Extend your visit with our ON Culture Guide. Toronto is a famously diverse cultural hub for all of Canada. Perhaps less known is just how extensive and exciting the city’s public artwork is. From Graffiti Alley to urban sculpture in the Don Valley, see another side of this bustling city.

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Get Creative with Alisa McRonald

Alisa McRonald is a contemporary textile artist who experiments with themes of folklore, fables and the esoteric. For her residency, Alisa will create colourful, contemporary punch-needle wall-hangings and host an exhibition of these wall-hangings. She will facilitate a large-scale collective art piece during the 2023 Queen West Art Crawl that takes place during the Ontario Culture Days Festival. Here art lovers will be invited to learn the art of punch-needling on-site and to contribute to this collaborative art piece.

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Get Creative with Owen Marshall

Creative in Residence Owen Marshall is an artist and printmaker who examines the way text and signage influence the surrounding environment. He will present a series of stitched flags which use humour to challenge and undermine the perceived authority of signage. The works will be presented on flagpoles throughout the Queen West neighbourhood, so that viewers may accidentally stumble upon them. In partnership with the Queen West Art Crawl, the artist will provide a series of informative and performative guided tours of the works in this neighbourhood.

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To learn more, visit queenwestartcrawl.com or contact info@queenwestartcrawl.com

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Part of Culture Days

The Queen West Art Crawl is the proud partner of this Ontario Culture Days 2023 Festival Hub.

The Toronto Festival Hub is sponsored by Destination Toronto.

The Ontario Culture Days Regional Hub program is sponsored by OLG.