An initiative of the City of Toronto, the Cultural Hot Spots mission is focus its attentions on the cultural assets of different communities outside the downtown core on an annual basis. In 2015, Etobicoke will be showcased. Lakeshore Arts, along with Arts Etobicoke will act as lead organizations to help feature the wealth of existing talent and foster the next generation of emerging artists.

Our Projects – Dancing in the Third Act

Lakeshore Arts, Arts Etobicoke, and the City of Toronto have joined forces to present Dancing in the Third Act – a FREE community dance project which will engage 12 Etobicoke seniors. Led by award-winning choreographer Randy Glynn, this project will culminate in a 3-night performance as part of the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot: Etobicoke.

We are currently looking for senior participants who are over 60, like to dance, and have an adventurous spirit! Contact (416-622-8731 x 226) for details on applying. No previous dance training is required. Application deadline is February 6, 2015.

Our Projects – My Lakeshore My Home

My Lakeshore – My Home, a multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performance festival celebrating the cultures, languages and creativity of the people who call Etobicoke their ‘home’ runs from October 1 – 4, 2015. It is being developed by and will feature local residents of all ages and backgrounds sharing ‘their’ stories and experiences about life in the Lakeshore and Etobicoke through music, song, spoken word, rap, dance, video, theatrical scenes and more. As the audience follows the action along Lake Shore Blvd. W. from Mimico to New Toronto, performance pieces will “pop up” in the most unexpected places. A dance might happen on a lawn or a clandestine meeting in a doorway. Lovers might meet in a parked car or strangers by the water. All aspects of the festival are inclusive and open to everyone.

Various locations
DATES:  May – October 2015