Daniels Spectrum wins Great Places Award!

We are very pleased to announce that Daniels Spectrum has received a Great Places Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles as part of the 46th annual conference on the Environmental Design Research Association.  The prestigious EDRA Great Places Awards recognize professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design and pay special attention to the relationship between physical form and human activity or experience. “It is an honor to be recognized with a Great Places Award,” said Donald Schmitt, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Seema Jethalal, Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum, said, “Artscape is extremely pleased to be acknowledged with the Great Places Award. Every day, we see the realization of a dream to build a place where people experience arts, culture and creativity, and we’re thrilled that others are looking to Artscape and Daniels Spectrum as a model for cities and environments of the future.”

Artscape congratulates Diamond Schmitt Architects, who received this award, as well as the partners in this project, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing and the Regent Park community.

The Great Places Award is the fourth international award for Daniels Spectrum. Daniels Spectrum has previously been honored with a Civic Trust Award in 2015, Good Design is Good Business Award from Architectural Record Magazine in 2014, and Best New Venue in Canada for Meetings and Events from the BizBash Event Style Awards in 2013.

Free & Fun Summer Events for Everyone! All Summer Long…

We’re celebrating the 2015 edition of Summer Series with a fantastic new season of free outdoor events in and around Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. Pick up a one-of-a-kind cultural fashion item at the Regent Park International Bazaar or learn how to create your own at the Sewing Circle, join an epic digital scavenger hunt or check out an outdoor film screening. It’s all happening outside in Regent Park!

Now in it’s 3rd year, Summer Series is produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2015 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two anonymous donors. The Program provides not-for-profit and community organizations grants to produce free outdoor arts and cultural events in Regent Park.

Here are the events coming up in June you can look forward to… Stay tuned for July!


Regent Park International Bazaar
Dates: Friday, June 5, 12 and 26 & July 10, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Location Dundas St. E and Regent Park Boulevard (the street East of Daniels Spectrum)

*Rain Plan: Artscape Lounge, Daniels Spectrum
Join us for an outdoor market at Regent Park Boulevard and Dundas Street East featuring one-of-a-kind cultural fashion items, henna, and spa stations, art activities, sewing workshops and food from more than 15 different countries.


Regent Park Sewing Circle

Dates: Friday, June 5, 12 and 26 & July 10, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location Dundas St. E and Regent Park Boulevard (the street East of Daniels Spectrum)

*Rain Plan: Artscape Lounge, Daniels Spectrum

Did you ever want to learn how to create bags, clothes and other fashion and home items? Join the Regent Park Sewing Circle; weekly sewing workshops that will give participants the skills to make everything from a fashionable skirt for the summer to beautiful pillow covers to brighten up your home. Items will also be sold at the Regent Park International Bazaar and other Regent Park events


Sights And Sounds of Regent Park: A Digital Scavenger Hunt

Dates: Saturday, June 27

Contact: To sign-up for the scavenger hunt, please contact Juan Baquero and Nicole Beals at or

Capture the spirit of Regent Park through picture sand sounds! Like traditional scavenger hunt, teams will be given a task list of places, people and images unique to Regent Park. Their mission: to capture them as fast as possible, but also in the most creative and artistic way possible. Teams will be provided with the equipment and have a chance to edit their work. The winning team will have their work exhibited at Daniels Spectrum

Team # 1: 14 to 20 year olds

Team #2: 20-25 year olds

Team #3: 25-29 year olds


Be Bold: Meetings That Matter

On May 11, 2015 over 250 people attended Be Bold: Meeting That Matter at Daniels Spectrum. The focus of the evening was to shine a spotlight on Daniels Spectrum as well as 20 other social enterprises that are also ready and eager to serve the meetings and events industry. You have the opportunity to “Do Good Business” with these community partners and we hope that you find these capabilities summaries (created by Buy Social Canada) helpful:

A-Way Express
Blackboard Marketing
Cater Toronto
Hawthorne Food & Drink
Lemon & Allspice
Inspirations Studio
Interpreter Services Toronto
Kitigan – Aboriginal & Cultural Art
Klink Coffee
Nishdish Marketeria & Catering 
Options Mississauga Print & Office Services 
Out of this World Cafe & Catering
Paint Box Catering and Bistro
Patch Project
Phoenix Print Shop
Regent Park Catering
Self Reliance Solutions
Turn Around Couriers

You can find some of our favorite memories from the event at @RegentParkArts #BeBold and in the picture gallery put together by our media sponsors,

Employment Opportunity!


Street Team Member, The Journey 2015

Position Type: Part-Time/Hourly at approximately 8 hours/week
Reports to: Outreach & Marketing Coordinator
Start Date: May 22
End Date: June 18
Application deadline: May 18
Salary: $14/hour

The Journey is a spirited, full-length musical that documents Regent Park’s nearly 70-year history through the eyes of local residents using a powerful combination of spoken word, dramatic scenes, music and dance. Not only is the show inspired by the real-life stories of Regent Park residents, it is also being performed by artists and young people from the community. Artscape and The Daniels Corporation are co-producing The Journey 2015 and will be promoting a special FREE show on June 19 to people living and working in Regent Park. We are looking for 4 to 6 people to join our Journey Street Team to promote this opportunity to members of the local community and encourage people to pick up tickets from our five ticket centres.



  • Promote the free community performance of The Journey to Regent Park community members through direct engagement tactics and one-on-one conversations at community events and in high-traffic areas as specified by the Daniels Spectrum Outreach & Marketing Coordinator
  • Direct interested community members to pick up their tickets at designated local Ticket Centers
    • TD Centre for Learning
    • CRC 40 Oaks
    • Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
    • CSI Regent Park (Daniels Spectrum)
    • The Daniels Corporation Presentation Centre
  • Distribute appropriate materials for each shift including but not limited to The Journey 2015 Postcards and Outreach and Marketing Coordinator’s business cards, etc.
  • Answer any general questions the  public might have about The Journey and Daniels Spectrum or refer them to the appropriate Artscape staff member in a positive, helpful tone

Administration / Miscellaneous

  • Keep track of hours worked each week using the log template provided by the Daniels Spectrum Outreach & Marketing Coordinator. Fill in hours worked in log at the end of each shift and share with the Outreach and Marketing Coordinator every Friday. Please note you are not to work beyond scheduled hours without approval from the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator first

All members of the Journey 2015 Street Team will:

  • Approach community members in an outgoing, friendly and professional manner
  • Represent Daniels Spectrum and Artscape with a high level of integrity
  • Wear the Journey 2015 t-shirts during all shifts
  • Provide at least 48 hours advance notice if you cannot make your shift or a portion of it
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of all details pertaining to the community performance of The Journey (e.g. synopsis, run-time, food, childcare, prizes etc…)
  • Debrief with the Daniels Spectrum Outreach & Marketing Coordinator on any important community or marketing issues identified during employment period


  • Big, friendly and outgoing personality
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible schedule
  • A good understanding of the Regent Park community
  • Experience working customer service or public speaking
  • Promotions background would be an asset but is not necessary
  • Ability to speak more than one language is an asset

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5 PM on Monday, May 18, 2015

TO APPLY: Please respond with:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter is recommended

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:

Attention: Outreach & Marketing Coordinator
Daniels Spectrum
Suite 260, 585 Dundas St. East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Via email: (please note Journey 2015 Street Team in the email subject line)

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