Welcome to Toronto’s Esplanade regional hub page! Here you’ll find featured programming and related articles and an ON Culture Guide for the area. 

The Esplanade, a.k.a. the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, is a high density community along the central waterfront of Toronto. A diverse population of young and old, abilities and incomes, and of cultural backgrounds informs all artistic expression in the community.

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Check out the full listing of registered events and activities taking place in the region. There’s something for everyone!

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ON Culture Guide: Toronto Public Art 

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. But with a new initiative, ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, all that is changing.

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Creative in Residence

Isorine, the artistic director of Jamii, an arts organization in Toronto’s Esplanade, is initiating a project that will see three artists from Toronto co-creating with artists and community members of Pikangikum First Nation as part of a partnership with the Eenchokay Birchstick School. While the project evolves organically, it comes from an intention of connecting two communities together through the arts – a journey that started in 2018 and is growing with time.

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Ontario Culture Days @ the Library (2021)

Learn about Jamii’s 2021 ONCD @ the Library event, Caring Connections: From My Heart to Yours.

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Jamii Esplanade is the the proud partners of the Sault Ste. Marie Culture Days 2022 Regional Hub.