We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Marvelle Koffler, one of TOAF’s caring and graceful co-founders, on Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020.
Marvelle and Murray Koffler’s passionate commitment to create and advance career opportunities for independent artists was the impetus behind founding Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in 1961.
Every year, we celebrate their legacy by bringing artists and the public together in the most welcoming, accessible and vibrant setting where they engage with each other directly and without barriers.
We cherish the beautiful memories of Marvelle and her visits to the Fair, her energy, kindness and unwavering support for our artists, and the many important causes that she championed throughout her life. Her generosity and passion have left an everlasting legacy on our community and our city.
She will be deeply missed.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Team, Board & Community