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Happy holidays from TOAF!

December 17, 2021

Happy Holidays!
Wishing you a warm and joyful season

We are ending 2021 on a very high note. This year, we celebrated our 60th Anniversary in style (digitally and in-person) with special feature exhibitions and programming that paid homage to our past, present, and looked forward to a bright future. There has been a wonderful response to TOAF60 from all across the country and beyond, including from the media and our community at large. The impact numbers that we have captured for you here tell only half of the story.

You have extended your support in countless ways. You’ve connected with artists, visited the Fair at stackt market and on TOAF.cabought artworks, participated in our programming, donated to the Gifts of Heart campaign and to TOAF, helped spread the word and sent us notes of encouragement.

We are deeply grateful for your attention and generosity. It is because of you that we end this year with a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. It is with great pride that we continue the legacy of TOAF with unwavering commitment from all of our supporters, audiences, public funders, fellow arts organizations, and the community of artists.

You still can nominate a frontline worker to receive a gift of art (a $250 gift card). We have 30 gift cards to give away to our deserving heroes, thanks to our very generous donors. Join forces with us to spread the love, especially now as we continue to be engulfed by the looming new wave of you know what! 

Now, we leave you with a dreamy holiday art collection that Lauren Wilson from Timberlost has lovingly put together. We hope it inspires you to bring some of this magic into your homes and to continue to support our artists

Wishing you a soulful and joyous holiday season!


2021 Year in Review

Here's a look at the impact we've made during our milestone 60th Anniversary!

  • 400+ artists
  • 700+ artworks sold
  • $250,000+ income generated

Images of visitors and artists at TOAF60 x stackt market. Photography by Shane Fester.

  • 86 frontline workers received Gifts of Heart
  • 15 million+ media impressions
  • 60 years of launching artists' careers
Image of TOAF60 artists at Scarborough Town Centre for ArtworxTO: Year of Public Art.

Watch recordings of TOAF60 Programming


Holiday Curated Collection

This special collection is handpicked by Lauren Wilson of Timberlost to honour craftsmen and their timeless work. In an ever evolving world, now is the time to support the talented makers.

Lauren is a Toronto based floral designer and plant installation artist. Her work is focused on exploring and preserving the authenticity of nature in the constructed medium. With a background in literature, she loves telling stories with florals, whether they be surrealist, classic or romantic narratives. She is drawn to contemporary and emotive designs.

Timberlost Selects, curated by Lauren Wilson

Left to Right: Think FuchsiaMelanie LeBlanc, 2020, Recycled 10 karat yellow gold; Tangerine Saw Carved Peak VaseCourtney Downman, 2020, Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted. Both still available for purchase at TOAF.ca
Left to Right: Veiled Vase in Steel Blue and MintBrad Turner, 2019, Hand blown glass; Brushstroke BottlesRob Raeside, 2019, Blown glass, cane patterning, abrasive etched. Both still available for purchase at TOAF.ca

View Curated Collections


Season of Giving

Gifts of Heart

Help us reach more frontline workers! We are giving away more Gifts of Heart gift cards, so that frontline workers can buy original artworks directly from TOAF.ca. Nominate someone who's been working tirelessly on the frontlines to receive a gift card worth $250. This includes those working in a hospital, long term care facility, grocery store, school, or childcare facility.

Nominate a Frontline Worker

TOAF Gift Cards

Give the gift of a beautiful artwork this holiday season. Show your support of local artist entrepreneurs by gifting your loved one a TOAF digital gift card. These gift cards can only be used to purchase artworks available online at TOAF.ca/artwork

Purchase a TOAF Gift Card

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