Member Directory

Lakeshore Arts has got amazing membership – and we can’t wait to share their skills with you!

Community Organization/Business

4893A Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON | M9A 1B2

Established in 1973 to provide a united voice for the local arts community, Arts Etobicoke supports established and aspiring artists of all ages and backgrounds with a broad variety of activities and services, including arts education, advocacy and community space.

Launched in 2013, East End Arts serves the east end of Toronto, defined by city wards 29-32, an area that is brimming with artists, arts projects and a rich array of component communities. East End Arts’ mandate is to unite, inspire and enhance the communities of east Toronto with the transformative power of the arts.

5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON | M2N 6R8

North York Arts provides inclusive arts events and programs to children, youth, family and seniors including programs to serve the New Canadian and Neighbourhood Improvement Area communities within North York. NYA also provides services and programs to support local emerging and established artists.

1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON | M1N 1T3

Scarborough Arts develops, delivers and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the Scarborough community. Scarborough Arts brings artists to the community and community to the arts.

5 Bartonville Ave East
Toronto, ON | M6M 2B1

UrbanArts is a non-profit Community Arts Council focused on enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts.UrbanArts initiates arts activities that bring people together in central-west Toronto and acts an incubator for local arts, with a range of programs led by professional artists in visual art, theatre, dance and music.

S.A.F.E. or Social Action for Equality came together to create a group where  LGBTQ+ persons could meet and feel safe in their community of Lakeshore West/Lakeshore Village/Etobicoke. S.A.F.E. holds bi-weekly circle meetings which are social groups open for discussion nights, game nights as well as potluck and music jams, open to anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ or an Ally. 

1003 English Circle
Gooderham, ON | K0M 1R0

Tamarack Lodge is an cottage resort and arts centre located in the Haliburton Highlands. In addition to four cottages that can accommodate up to 16 people, the main lodge offers a large common room for indoor work, post-production discussion, and daily recaps, accommodating groups looking to pursue their creative practices.

Seven Creative is a small boutique graphic/web design firm located in Etobicoke. They provide a variety of digital, web and print design services. Their specialties include WordPress sites and print items like business cards and brochures.

Neilson Park Creative Centre is a community centre focused on the arts.

Established in 1992 in central Etobicoke to provide a permanent home for the community arts groups who continue working there today, Neilson Park Creative Centre also offers a variety of classes and workshops to the community and provides an excellent gallery space available for rental.

Theatre Direct Canada is one of Canada’s leading theatre‘s for young people whose award-winning productions have reached audiences in schools and theatres touring throughout Ontario, across Canada and overseas.

Drawing & Painting

Suzette creates custom fine art and acrylics on canvas, specializing in pop culture icons and custom pet portraits. Suzette is available for commissions based on your photographs.

Paul is an emerging artist working predominantly in oil painting. Using family photographs as references, his paintings explore themes of memory and identity.

Thomas Hirsz Fine Art
61 Stephen Drive
Etobicoke, ON | M8Y 3M8

Thomas is a representational artist focusing on scenes that he finds striking and interesting. Often very simple and seemingly plain vignettes of life can become fascinating paintings. His preferred medium is oil paint.

Susan Ellis began her artistic journey working in Toronto’s  theatre community as a props and scenery builder. For the past 6 years she has been teaching art to youngsters and painting in acrylics on canvas using nature and everyday life as her muse.

Khadijah Morley is currently a student at OCADU for Drawing and Painting. Her work is predominantly a series of black and white illustrations that exude erotic undertones. Her experimentation with texture, form, and space produce unusual or unrecognizable imagery. They are a visual narrative of personal experiences.

Blair Richard Martin believes the action of fine arts is to make memorable and beautiful the subject/environment and is the focus of his work at hand. He does not think it is possible to live in Canada and not succumb to working in the subject of landscape. His paintings attempt and draw the viewer back to the subject itself.

Tanzina Amin believes art has always been her passion and a retreat from the demands of everyday life. Graduating in Architecture, she is drawn to visual composition and balance, powerful in simplicity and abstract in form.

Painter and educator, Marty Umanetz is largely self taught and studied Realism at the Art Student’s League in NYC giving his work a point to abstract from. His art is strong emotion that begins to surface his relationship with humanity. 

Jennifer Churchill is a local artist who paints contemporary Canadian landscapes in vibrant colours with bold lines.

Fine Craft

Patricia Whittingham is a Toronto based artist who has a large body of work in painting and photography.  She is graduate of OCAD and has a degree in education.  Subjects in her work include nature, memory and identity.


Mike Bolwell has been an artist in various guises for 40 years.  He is also a Curator, Chef and Singer/Songwriter in that order. His paintings and photographs are glimpses of people passing through to other states. He shows characters in makeup or costume that will soon go back to wearing their normal societal mask.

As a multidisciplinary  artist,  Yaw Tony paints, illustrates by hand and digitizes them. As well, he is an architect who enjoys making multipurpose furniture and prints for fabric.

Suzanne Banay Santo combines movement with storytelling and soundscape in multidisciplinary works of performance. She has appeared solo and in ensembles in New York, Boulder, France and Toronto and has published four books.

Diana Nazareth is a certified teaching artist, photography educator and professional photographer. She is also the founder of Project Kids & Cameras,  a new social enterprise that empowers kids ages 7-14 to explore their voice and the world around them through photography, literacy, visual thinking skills, and social action. Her programs are informed by an extensive study of key progressive methods such a Literacy Through Photography, PhotoVoice and Visual Thinking Strategies and she has facilitated several photography workshops for schools, community art centres, libraries and community-engagement initiatives throughout the GTA. She received her B.A. in Communications/Photojournalism from Temple University, and her Teaching Artist Certification from The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Mixed Media

Kim is a visual artist in textile/print-based art and part of the inPrint Collective. An arts administrator and Program Manager at Lakeshore Arts. A visual arts teacher working across the GTA for the past 15 yrs.

Michelle is a visual artist working in mixed media based in Toronto. Her work involves themes about Nature and transport the observer from the real world into the realm she creates through her use of organic shapes and lines depicting an entirely different universe.

Gordon Roy is a painter, sculptor, muralist, wood carver, air brush artist, pyrographer, visual arts instructor for the City of Toronto.


Composer. Pianist. Teacher. Piano teaching studio located on Lakeshore Arts’ 2nd floor.

c/o Mimico Baptist Church
80 Hillside Avenue
Toronto, ON | M8V 1S9

Founded in 2007, the Mimico Children’s Choir is an affordable, inclusive, community-based children’s choir. The Choir is committed to community-building, giving children of all backgrounds and income levels a sense of teamwork through music.

M.Mus., B.Mus, A.R.C.T Piano Performance

Highly accomplished pianist and teacher, Monika has been performing classical and modern stylings professionally since the age of 20 and has recorded  a nominated CD. The art of piano playing is her passion.

Performing Arts

Heather Dick & the Sirius Theatrical Company
119 Mimico Avenue
Etobicoke, ON | M8V 2V8

Heather Dick is a vivacious performer, voice artist, director, writer and Designated Linklater Voice Teacher (DLT). She offers private, semi-private and small group workshops in spoken voice, acting and improvisation for actors, storytellers, singers and presenters.