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July 12 – 14, 2024.

Deeply Saddened By The Passing Of Ms. Marvelle Koffler



From left: Mayor John Tory, the late Murray Koffler, Executive & Creative Director Anahita Azrahimi, Marvelle Koffler, Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman at the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

                                                                            In fond remembrance of Ms. Marvelle Koffler

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Marvelle Koffler, one of TOAF’s caring and graceful co-founders, on Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020.

Marvelle and Murray Koffler’s passionate commitment to create and advance career opportunities for independent artists was the impetus behind founding Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in 1961. 

Every year, we celebrate their legacy by bringing artists and the public together in the most welcoming, accessible and vibrant setting where they engage with each other directly and without barriers. 

We cherish the beautiful memories of Marvelle and her visits to the Fair, her energy, kindness and unwavering support for our artists, and the many important causes that she championed throughout her life. Her generosity and passion have left an everlasting legacy on our community and our city. 

She will be deeply missed. 

With love, 

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Team, Board & Community

The TOAE 20th Anniversary Ball. From Left: Jules Soloman, Ball Chair Harriet Solomon, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor John B. Aird, Marvelle and Murray Koffler.

Murray and Marvelle Koffler with then TOAE Chair, Heather Hatch, in 1990

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