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Creative Space Scarborough

Release your creative spirit!

Join us as we discover the gems in our Scarborough community, connect with others in making art and participate in artist-led workshops.

To see how you can join the group, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Objectives

  • To provide mental, emotional and social stimulation through planned monthly excursions to local art galleries, cultural organizations and museums accompanied by a creative activity or workshop inspired by the visit.
  • To develop volunteerism among seniors
  • To support the arts community in Scarborough

Participants

Residents of Scarborough aged 55 and older.

Past Events

 2023 events are being added soon; stay tuned!

March 28th, 2022

In-Person Workshop

Artist:  Sarvenaz Rayati 
Activity: Artist talk and linocut printmaking workshop


February 16th, 2022

Online Session

Artist: Jieun June Kim 
​Activity: Artist talk and drawing tiger workshop


January 17th, 2022

Online Session

Artist: Emmy Pantin ​
Activity: Artist talk & storytelling activity


December 22nd, 2021

Online Holiday Celebration session

Comedian: Courtney Gilmour
​​Activity: Stand up comedy
Artist:  Sarvenaz Rayati 
​Activity: character design and paper puppet making workshop


November 15th, 2021

Doris McCarthy Gallery

1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON

Artistic innovation, critical thinking & cultural exchange through engagement with contemporary art.
​Activity: Guided Gallery Tour


October 13th, 2021

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCC) is a vibrant multicultural hub in Canada with three decades proud history in serving the diverse community. CCC takes pride in taking the leadership role in promoting and preserving Chinese culture and heritage in the context of Canadian society.

Artist: Rob Matejka

Activity: Stencil Workshop


September 29th, 2021

Guild Park & Gardens

201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough, ON

Guild Park and Gardens is a public park in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The park was formerly the site of an artist colony and is notable for its collection of relics saved from the demolition of buildings primarily in downtown Toronto arranged akin to ancient ruins.

Artist: Clay & Paper Theatre

​Activity: Puppetry


September 15th, 2021

West Rouge Community Centre

270 Rouge Hills Dr, ON

West Rouge Community Centre has a long history in East Scarborough. The building was the clubhouse for a former golf course. Now being apart of the City of Toronto, the Community Centre is prime site for rental use of the Ballroom which is used for wedding receptions, preteen dances, special events and for recreation programming.

Artist: Colin Winn

​Activity: Photography


August 25th, 2021

Mural Routes Moises

1859 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON

Mural Routes activates communities by facilitating the creation of responsive, collaborative murals, and provides opportunities to build and advance careers in mural art. Their vision is to be a leading resource for all artists, organizations and communities creating mural art.

Artist: Mural Routes Moises

Activity: Graffiti Workshop


June 23rd ,2021

Toronto Mahavihara

4698 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1E 2P9

Established in 1978, and located on the edge of the picturesque Rouge Valley, Toronto Maha Vihara today is not only an outstanding landmark, but also a monument to the vision and conviction of the early pioneers of the Sri Lankan expatriate Buddhist community in the Greater Toronto Area. It is the first Theravada Buddhist Temple in Canada and is administered by Toronto Mahavihara Society, a registered Charity Organization.

Artist: Rajni Perera
Activity: Artist talk and sculpture workshop


May 26, 2021

Online Session

Artist: Que Rock
Activity: Artist talk & indigenous teachings


April 21, 2021

Online Session

Artist: Ange Zhang
​Activity: Artist talk & illustration


March 10, 2021

Online Session

Artist: Erika DeFreitas
​Activity: Artist talk and collage activity


February 19, 2021

Online Session

Artist: Jeevan Bhagwat
​Activity: Collaborative poetry


January 27, 2021

Online Session

Artist: Raoul Olou
Activity: Artist talk, demonstration and painting activity


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.

Artist: Lisa Schulte
Activity: Painting inspired by Persian Miniatures


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.

Artist: Cathy Nosaty & Shye Zhang
Activity: Music, watercolour trees


October 14, 2020

Scarborough Arts

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 Rahbar
​Activity: Collage


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

Do you want to join? Have questions?

Contact Anthony at the Active Living Centre

ActiveLivingCentre@schcontario.ca