Apply Now: Be part of Summer Series 2018


The Daniels Spectrum Summer Series brings fun programming and activities to the streets of Regent Park every summer. The program aims to engage and inspire young people and families, and provide meaningful training and employment opportunities.For its 2018 Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, Artscape is looking to partner with five organizations or individuals to deliver free, outdoor arts & cultural programs, events and/or installations in Regent Park between mid-July and September 2018.

Selected partners will:

  • Receive a maximum of $5,000 to run their initiative
  • Receive some in-kind staffing and equipment from Artscape
  • Receive supplementary marketing and promotional support as part of the overarching Summer Series marketing plan
  • Become part of a growing initiative that engages and inspires Regent Park residents through free outdoor arts and cultural programming

Interested parties are invited to read this call and submit an application by Friday May 25, 2017 at noon.

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2018 Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program

Are you a youth (age 16 – 27) interested in the arts and taking your talent to the next level? Well this is the program for you! We have started recruitment for youth interested in the arts to join the 2018 edition of the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program.

Through this program, you will

  • Connect with other professional artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.) to learn abou their everyday hustle and paths to success
  • Get partnered with an industry mentor who can help you take your game to the next level
  • Visit the city’s most influential arts and cultural institutions
  • Deepen their artistry and get plugged into Toronto’s arts community
  • Put together an amazing culminating showcase

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5th Anniversary Photo Recap

On Monday, September 25, we celebrated our 5-year Anniversary with a community barbeque and open house. We welcomed over 500 supporters, partners, community members and friends to celebrate culture, community and the arts.

Relive the evening (or see what you missed!) in this photo recap of our birthday celebration.

Photos by Aphiraa 

The evening began with opening remarks from our partners and tenants.

Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation

Nidhi Khanna, Daniels Spectrum Managing Director

Kathy Milsom, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation

L-R: Isaac Thomas, Managing Director of Native Earth, Ananya Ohri, Exectuve Director of Regent Park Film Festival, Richard Marsella, Executive Director Regent Park School of Music

The barbeque: a delicious sight to see… and smell!

The excited guests were treated to a dazzling array of performances by members of the community



Congratulations to the dynamic arts and social service organizations who have called Daniels Spectrum home: Art Heart, The Centre for Social Innovation, Collective of Black Artists, Centennial College Performing Arts Commons, Pathways to Education, Regent Park Film Festival, Regent Park School of Music and the Show Love Café.

To our generous supporters – we couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks to our partners, The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing.

Finally, thanks to all who have walked through our doors to work, play, study and get creative; because of you, Daniels Spectrum has truly become a place “Rooted in Regent Park, Open to the World”. We hope you continue to join us in the years to come for even more fun!



And that’s a wrap!

Daniels Spectrum Summer Series 2017



Join us for a series of free and fun events and activities taking place all summer long in and around Daniels Spectrum.


This fun thematic block party includes an outdoor BBQ, board games, garage sales, arts & crafts and a DJ spinning the best summertime jams. This is a chance for people to come together and show Regent Park some love. There’s always something new, so you’re not going to want to miss it! Organized by Keeping Youth Motivated at Dixon Hall.
DATES: Friday, July 21, August 18, 1pm to 8pm
LOCATION: Near the Bake Oven, Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. (Follow the music!)

Don’t know how to fully operate your DSLR camera or figure out the photo settings on your smartphone? #Shootforpeacephotographers will take you on a journey through the changing landscape of Regent Park and show you tricks & tips to maximize the look of your images. Use the #SummerSeriesRP hashtag and we’ll share your pics on our Instagram!
DATES: Sundays: July 30, August 13, 20 and 27, 1pm to 4pm
LOCATION: Streets of Regent Park, meet at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E.)

Every Wednesday in August, be entertained by a collection of buskers, stilt walkers and aerial performers. Want to learn how to juggle? Join us for workshops, games and lots of fun activities with Square Circle Social Circus! Don’t miss the Grande Finale on the 30th!
DATES: Wednesdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6pm to dusk
LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E.

It’s not soccer. It’s bubble soccer! Bounce your way into competition with friends, family and other community members. Interested participants must be 18+ and over five feet tall for safety reasons. Limited space available! Registration required:
DATE: Friday, August 4, 2pm to 4pm
LOCATION: Regent Park Athletic Grounds (480 Shuter St.)

What’s your favourite board game? Have a deck of cards to share? The Block Game is an outdoor games night by The Forgiveness Project that will allow you to unleash your competitive spirit on a relaxing Friday evening. Learn the basics of dominoes, card games, Jenga and other social games that require strategy. Bring a crew and or your favourite board game and tap into your competitiveness spirit.
DATES: Fridays: July 28, August 4, 11, 25 and September 1, 5pm to 9pm
LOCATION: Regent Park Blvd. (on the east of Daniels Spectrum)

Who doesn’t love dancing in the sun? Join Blackness Yes! in Regent Park (Big Park) on Caribana Sunday as they curate an afternoon of local and international DJs. Berlin-based OSUNLADE will be on the 1s and 2s in the evening playing the best in soulful house, afrobeat and R&B music. Bring picnic items, beverages and lime with us under the sun! Shop at the local artisan tents to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for family or friends.
DATE: Sunday, August 6, 2pm to 10pm
LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E.*Rain plan: Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E.)

What do you do with two tonnes of bicycle scraps? You get three artists to build a bike-powered sculpture. Bring your tools and helpCharlies Freewheels with this engineering feat.
DATE: Sunday, August 13, 12pm to 3pm
LOCATION: Regent Park Blvd. (on the east side of Daniels Spectrum)

Is your car dusty from all the construction happening in the neighbourhood? Come get your car washed for free by youth from the Regent Park community initiative organized by Youth2Give.
DATE: Saturday, August 19, 2pm to 7pm
LOCATION: Regent Park Blvd. (on the east side of Daniels Spectrum)

Join Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre for a Pow Wow in the park. A Pow Wow is a sacred gathering of Indigenous peoples to honour the past, renew, friendships and celebrate with music, drumming, song, food, dance and storytelling.
DATE: Saturday, August 26, 12pm to 5pm
LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E.

The Daniels Spectrum Summer Series is produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2017 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two anonymous donors.

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