Gifts of Heart

In the summer of 2020, TOAF launched a campaign to support frontline workers by giving them the joy of art

This year was unlike any other. Although we were not able to come together at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) was able to pivot to a digital event as Toronto Online Art Fair, and as a long term e-commerce platform. TOAF kept with the theme of “The Artist is Present” by continuing to offer a digital space for participants and patrons alike.

By launching the Gifts of Heart campaign this year, TOAF was able to fundraise more than $36,000 and give out 145 Gift cards to frontline workers in the Greater Toronto Area. These gift cards also supported participating TOAF artists, with 100% of the profits going directly to the artists. 

During the holiday season, we continued this campaign and giving back to our community. On Tuesday December 12, TOAF launched the #12GiftsofHeart campaign, where we gave out additional gift cards to frontline workers. 

Thank you to our wonderful Gifts of Heart supporters!  

Visit our Donors and Supporters Page → 

Watch the Gifts of Heart Video → 


Artist Kima Lenaghan in 2019 with TOAF Director anahita azrahimi, board member Jini Stolk, and other Fair guests