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Donors & Supporters

Thank you to our generous donors and supporters.

Together with our passionate circle of donors, loyal patrons, and community partners who support our mission, our artists and our awards program, we can confidently say that we have launched the careers of thousands of promising artists over the last 60 years. 

Last updated on January 3, 2023.

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Murray Koffler presents award to 1970 winner Dennis Cliff. Photo courtesy of City of Toronto Archives


Public Funders

Government of Canada - Department of Canadian Heritage
Government of Ontario
Ontario Arts Council
City of Toronto
ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022
Toronto Arts Council

Foundations & Corporate

The Koffler Family Foundation
The Lindy Green Family Foundation - Lead Supporter of Art Encounters Program
TD Bank Group

Major Award Partners

Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker
Extrudex Aluminum
Gladstone House
Greenrock Charitable Trust (Al Green in Memoriam)
Marie Collins Memorial Award
Megan Deeks
Propeller Art Gallery
Robert K. E. Mitchell & Brian H. Wade of Mitchell Studios
The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Programming Partners

ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre
Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf
Market Gallery
OCAD University
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Small World Music
Tangled Art + Disability

Awards Supporters

Gwartzman’s Art Supplies
Harry Enchin & Susan Friedrich
The Japanese Paper Place
Lonsdale Gallery
The Pottery Supply House
Toronto Image Works
Tri-Art Manufacturing
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies

Supporting Partners

Aspire Drinks
Barking Dog Studios
DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
Gladstone House
Henderson Brewing Company
Higgins Event Rentals
Innit Design
Monnet Design
Yonge & Dundas Square

Media Partners

Metroland Media
The New Classical FM

Friends of TOAF

Elizabeth Allemang
anahita azrahimi
Alex Ciappara
House of IDEA
Judy Josefowicz
Lila Karim
Sid Markowski
John Pariselli
Jane Perdue
Marion Polaud
Annie Richard
Jini Stolk
Adriana Suppa
Joyce Zemans

In Memory of Jini Stolk

Anonymous (2)
Carrie Chisholm
Mitchell Cohen & Janice Lewis
Kathryn Geertsema
Diane Kerbel
Brett Ledger
Eleanor Levine
Aisling Nolan
Gillian O'Reilly
Jane Perdue
Grace Lee Reynolds
Jamileh Salek Ostadatqi
Ana Serrano and the OCAD University Community
Natalie Sullivan
Lindsay Toth
Andrea Vagianos
Robert Walter-Joseph
Michelle Yeung
Margie Zeidler

Public Funders

Foundations & Corporate

Programming Partners