Civic Trust Award for Daniels Spectrum

We are very pleased to announce that Daniels Spectrum has received another award, this time from the Civic Trust Awards based in London, UK. This award, recognizing Daniels Spectrum for community impact and engagement, was presented to Diamond Schmitt Architects, who designed the building, at a gala ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London on March 6, 2015. Artscape CEO Tim Jones was in attendance to receive the award on stage with our project partners at Diamond Schmitt Architects. We’re proud that Daniels Spectrum won one of only two awards given to projects outside of England in this competition! This award is hugely meaningful as it represents a win not just for the project partners involved but the whole Daniels Spectrum community in Regent Park.

Canadian Architect published the official press release from Diamond Schmitt Architects on March 10, 2015. It contains background information on the award and a link to our “making of Daniels Spectrum” video.

Photo by Lisa Logan

Artscape is looking to partner with six to eight organizations or individuals to deliver free, outdoor arts & cultural programs, events and/or installations in Regent Park this June through August. We invite you to read this call and submit an application by THURSDAY MARCH 19TH AT 12:00PM to become part of an initiative that aims to bring life to the streets of Regent Park, engage and inspire youth and families and provide meaningful training and employment opportunities.

Successful applicants will:

  • Receive a minimum of $2,000 and an average of $6,000 funding to run their initiative
  • Receive some in-kind staffing and equipment from Artscape
  • Benefit from capacity-building workshops in event management, and marketing and promotions
  • Receive supplementary marketing and promotional support as part of the overall Summer Series initiative
  • Become a part of a growing initiative that engages and inspires Regent Park residents through free outdoor arts and cultural programming

The Summer Series at Daniels Spectrum launched two years ago thanks to a donation by anonymous donors to the Artscape Foundation. This donation has allowed Artscape to support and partner with several community partners to produce free outdoor summer programming, events and installations in Regent Park, the majority of which is targeted at youth. Examples of funded initiatives have included outdoor film screenings, drop-in dance and drama programs, interactive street art installations, outdoor concerts, weekly community block parties and much more. This year, Artscape is looking for community partners to animate the public spaces in and around Daniels Spectrum (with an emphasis on programming on Regent Park Boulevard), in the midst of the third and largest phase of the Regent Park revitalization.


Please submit one copy of the completed application to Outreach & Programs Coordinator, Lisa Smart via email ( You can also mail or drop off your application to:

Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East
Suite 260 (Artscape Office, 2nd Floor)
Toronto, ON, M5A 4N8


Please review the Daniels Spectrum Summer Series FAQ for additional information or call  Lisa Smart at (416) 238-2453 x105.

You’re Not Here – An Exciting New Exhibition of Feminist Art Comes to Daniels Spectrum

For the month of March, Daniels Spectrum partners with the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) to present You’re Not Here, a celebration of feminist art in honor of International Women’s Day.

Through their works, participating artists capture their own struggle to find a home in new contexts. They strive to ignite the memory of missing, murdered, and neglected women, including trans women, transfeminine person, and gender nonconforming individuals. In doing so, the artists construct their own narratives and identities, reinserting women’s stories back into art history and contemporary consciousness.

Over twenty-five local artists will present a range of media, including painting, photography, video and performance.You’re Not Here runs from March 3rd to March 31st , kicking off with a launch party on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 pm to 10 pm.. The launch is Pay What You Can with all proceeds going to support the FAC 2015 conference and exhibition to be held at OCADU September 24th to 27th.

Participating artists:

Agnieszka Foltyn

Anne O’Callaghan

Carol Mark

Carrie Perrault

Dorota Dziong

Fiya Bruxa

Giselle Noelle Morgan

Helene Vosters

Ilene Sova

Jennifer Hollett

Kathleen Reichelt

Kaythi Rossmann

Lara Pocock

Lido Pimienta

Madeleine Black

Maureen Da Silva

Onyeka Igwe

Rakhi Mutta

Raushan Bhuiyan

Rosamund King

Shahrzad Arshadi

Shelby Lisk

Soraya Torres

Wensi Li



Check Our Incredible Black History Month Exhibition

You are invited to experience Black History Month at Daniels Spectrum with a group art exhibition that explores past, present and future narratives of black consciousness in the African Diaspora through painting, photography, graphic arts, sculptures, audio and video works. We’re excited to present the show Through Generations for the month of February, featuring five local contemporary artists: Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, and Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart. It also includes a collaborative display by the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants, and a special installation brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario.


A Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Daniels Spectrum.  One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn New York in 1960 to a Haitian father and mother of Puerto Rican descent.

Explore his art.  Create your own Basquiat inspired art card and become part of a city-wide art project – Now’s the Time for Basquiat.

Don’t miss our free opening reception on Wednesday, February 4 from 7 to 11 PM.

For exhibition open times, check our Hallway Galleries page.

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