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Gifts of Heart

Last year, you helped us raise over $36,000 to give the gift of art to 145 frontline workers and generated revenue for 90 very appreciative artists.

With your support, we extended our heartfelt thanks to essential workers and brought them the joy of art while supporting TOAF artists. 

The pandemic continues, and so do their daily sacrifices. Our hope is to give a moment of joy and a small token of gratitude in the way we know best — by offering our frontline workers the beauty and inspiration of a gift of art.

Could you help us raise $100,000 towards 400 gifts this year?

How to Give to Gifts of Heart:

  1. Give a tax-deductible charitable gift (of $50, $100, $250 or more) towards art gift cards (valued at $250 each).
  2. We distribute these gifts of love and appreciation to frontline workers to buy a beautiful artwork directly from artists on TOAF’s website between July 2–11, 2021.
  3. Our delighted artists will send out the artwork along with their heartfelt thanks and receive the full value of the Gift ($250) when redeemed.
  4. Spread the word to your network, friends and family. Feel free to give a shout out on social media and tag us #ISupportGiftsofHeart #TOAF60

Thank you to our wonderful Gifts of Heart supporters

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Gifts of Heart Campaign has presented the public with an incredible opportunity to support our city’s artists and frontline workers by making a donation towards gift cards for our frontline workers…I’ve been inspired by the many ways that the art fair’s virtual program has been able to celebrate Toronto artists and their creative work, while at the same time honouring all of the frontline workers who have been so effective at battling the COVID-19 virus.   


- Mayor John Tory 

2020 Gifts of Heart Recipients with their Chosen artworks

Traicee C. posing with Ice Princess by Julia Louise Periera (Left), and Katie M. posing in her office with Pink Towel, by Janna Robins Walters (Right).





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