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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

TOAF61 Day 2: New voices and fresh faces

The kick-off of #TOAF61 yesterday was awesome despite the internet outage. Seeing pink SOLD stickers, and artworks going from our digital platform to new homes is exhilarating. Let’s keep this up!  

Thanks to Tiffany Pratt and our artists for the lively conversations yesterday. 

Catch the Artist Chat between Karim Machado-Aman and Esther Slevinsky today. These conversations are a great chance to get to know some Online Only artists. The Studio Tour today is with student artist Mesoma Onyeagba

TOAF is known as a discovery platform for new voices and fresh faces. Hundreds of emerging and student artists have joined us to bring fresh perspectives and ideas. We invite you to take some time to get to know them and support their work.

This year, in the Student Zone, OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers awarded eight artists and designers the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launchers prize to participate online and in-person. It is also the first year we are hosting a GradEx 2022 showcase with award-winning artist Aleena Derohanian from the Material Art & Design program. We are thrilled about this new collaboration and can’t wait to see Aleena’s booth on the Square. 

We leave you with Curated Collections of the day, Human Nature by Miranda Britton and Ray of Sunshine by Shellie Zheng, highlighting a snapshot of a bright future ahead. 


Meet the TOAF61 Artists

Banner Image: San Fran, Sasha Sutherland, 2021, Acrylic paint

OCAD U GradEx Showcase

Booth 2, Student Zone, Nathan Phillips Square 
July 15 – 17

S.S. Banana Express: Next Stop, Pound Town, Aleena Derohanian, 2022, Polyurethane resin, MDF, copper, polyurethane foam, brass, sterling silver, quartz

Something O'clock (Featuring a Beautiful Girl Gang of Cows), Aleena Derohanian, 2022, Polyurethane resin, copper, sterling silver, clock mechanism

Learn more about OCAD U GradEx showcase

Curated Collections

Human Nature
Curated by Miranda Britton

If you're quiet you'll see them, Rachael Speirs, 2019, Fabric, embroidery, paper and gouache on birch panel

Above our heads, Ana Falceta, 2022, Watercolour, ink and linen thread on watercolour paper

View Human Nature


Ray of Sunshine
Curated by Shellie Zhang

Twists to Shapes Choker, Hoi Yi Lai, 2022, Sterling silver

Citrus and Candyfloss 506, Cherry Archer, 2022, Digital photography

View Ray of Sunshine

What's On Today


12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram
With Tiffany Pratt, Designer and Creative Director, and Artists Pasha Moezzi and Montina Hussey

QUILLWORK, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, 2020, Quillwork on paper

Studio Tour with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Funders & Sponsors

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