Gifts of Heart

Gifts of Heart makes it possible to extend our heartfelt thanks to essential workers, bringing them the joy of art while supporting our community of artists.

In 2020, you helped us raise over $36,000 to give $250 gifts of art to 145 frontline workers, providing sustaining revenues to 90 very appreciative artists.

But, the pandemic isn't over and we're called on again to honour these workers’ daily sacrifices in the way we know best - by offering them the beauty and inspiration of a gift of art.   

Once again, we ask you to join us in providing much needed financial support to the artists of the 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair while expressing our deepest gratitude to local frontline workers with a work of art of their choice.

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

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

Donate to Gifts of Heart → 

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).

Nominate a Frontline Worker → 


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 

Thank you to our wonderful Gifts of Heart supporters