Parks have always served our city as essential spaces where we connect and celebrate. In this moment of profound challenge for Toronto, greenspaces remain open as one of the few public resources we can rely on for physical and mental health, helping maintain our strength and resilience.
Like our parks, Arts in the Parks is a vital initiative for our city, and in this time of precarity and social distancing there is a lot of uncertainty about how major events will move forward.
Arts in the Parks is a place of gathering and connection. We’ve been talking with our communities and artists and we’re working together towards creative solutions to postpone planned live events or re-imagine them to be safe for participation in the near future. Although much is changing day-by-day, one thing that hasn’t changed is our belief that Arts in the Parks will continue to be an important part of the recovery period of this pandemic: a free, accessible program that will bring neighbours and families together, led by our brilliant artists and cultural workers.
Until the day that we can meet together in the park, we invite you to participate in a range of digital projects and activities that our extraordinary Arts in the Parks artists are dreaming up. Tune in, learn a new skill, connect with old friends and new ones with Arts in the Parks Anyplace. Join us as we take our programs online: find original content from our artists and program partners, including videos, workshops and more from past and present Arts in the Parks artists.