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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Junction Window Wonderland, Marg Cresswell, 2023, acrylic.

Are you ready to move?  

TOAF Artists are ready!

Dear Friend of TOAF,

Tomorrow is the day. We are here at Nathan Phillips Square, laying the groundwork, mapping the square, setting up the stage, and preparing for the artists to load in for the final build. Together with the artists, we are building this universe of ours – a small city within the square – animating every nook with creativity and art. We are preparing to host you, our dear patrons and art lovers. And you are in for so many treats. 

We are particularly excited about staging the mischievous and sensitive dancework—Three Turtles in the Square—by Fila 1 Productions with choreography by  Lina Cruz and performed by an exquisite cast of local and Montréaler dancers. 

Thanks to our friends at Small World Music, you’ll be treated to the funky brass sounds of The Rider Raiders, the Brazilian-inspired alternative rock of JER, and the vibrant Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Coletivo Semente. Come prepared to groove, sway, and mingle. 

Remember that TOAF Online opens at 12:00 AM (tonight). If you have had an eye on a particular piece, you must seize the moment, especially from Exclusively Online artists. This contemplative Curated Collection, Averted Air, by creative producer Michael Nyarkoh, can be a great start to your art discovery journey. 

See you tomorrow! 
The TOAF Team

P.S. A few tips from Fair veterans: When getting ready for the Fair, remember to bring comfortable shoes since you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. A water bottle is also a good idea to stay hydrated throughout the day of art-looking…

Three Turtles in the Square

A contemporary dancework for the senses

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Nathan Phillips Square, Stage 

“Three Turtles in the Square” follows the journey of three turtles embracing a dysfunctional love for nature while navigating their plastic-infested urban habitat. Originally commissioned and premiered as “ Three Turtles in the Park,” in 2022 by choreographer Lina Cruz, founder of Fila 13 Productions, at Dusk Dances Withrow Park.

Curated Collections

Averted Air
Curated by Michael Nyarkoh

Left to right: The Dancer, Phillipa Croft, 1999, Gelatin silver print Portrait Diary 3 , Gimun Ryu, 2023, Watercolour on paper. 

What’s on this Weekend

Award Ceremony

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 AM 
Nathan Phillips Square, Stage 

Join us to celebrate the Award Recipients at TOAF63! We are excited to have Jayme Poisson, Host of CBC’s daily news podcast Front Burner, return to host the Award Ceremony.

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Art Nest Tour

Join curator Rafi Ghanaghounian for insight into the Art Nest curation and individual artists’ installations.

Thank You

Innit Design 

Innit Designs, the Toronto powerhouse of woven outdoor furniture, is injecting a surge of colour, craftiness and comfort by generously donating their stunning creations for your ultimate relaxation. Have yourself a pequena siesta in the TOAF beer garden as you sink into a hand-crafted “Acapulco” or “Concha” chair.

Get 25% off your next order with the code “Toronto25”!

Higgins Event Rentals

TOAF wouldn’t be the seamless event it is without Higgins Event Rentals! Higgins ensures that our iconic white tents are available to all artists at the Fair—and more!

Higgins has provided event rentals in Toronto since 1982. They rent tables, chairs, tents, linens, glassware and everything in between.

Funders & Sponsors

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