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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Student Zone

Location: Zone A, Nathan Phillips Square

Our buzz-worthy Student Zone is a cultural treasure in the city, with a loyal following. Since its inception in 1960, the Student Zone has sparked the discovery of fresh talents for thousands of art lovers. TOAF is known for hosting many nationally and internationally acclaimed Canadian artists under our iconic white tents in the early years of their careers. TOAF supports launching the careers of the next generation of artists through partnerships with leading art schools and programs in the city including the OCAD U Career Launchers Program.

OCAD U Career Launchers

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launchers award for students from the Drawing & Painting, IllustrationPhotography and Material Art & Design programs. Ten OCAD University artists and designers from the four programs will be featured in-person and online at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair as part of the TOAF Career Launchers. We congratulate the participants and look forward to exploring their artwork at the Fair!


York University at TOAF

TOAF is pleased to host York University, the Visual Art & Art History Department, for the first time at the Fair!

At York University, the Visual Art & Art History Department merges studio production, art history, and curatorial practice, to nurture well-rounded professionals. Students lead in creating, exhibiting, critiquing, and communicating visual culture. With acclaimed facilities, York University offers a distinctive interdisciplinary education at the forefront of Canada’s artistic landscape.

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