Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Opens Online For All

It Was a Grey Sort of Day, Christy Hayhoe, 2021, oil on canvas.

Bigger and Better. Toronto Outdoor Art Fair expands Nationally. The virtual fair kicks off July 8–17, 2022

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair will kick off on July 8th with a ten-day online art fair followed by a full in-person art and entertainment fair at Nathan Phillips Square on July 15-17th, all free and open to art lovers of all ages.

In two years, TOAF became Canada’s fastest-growing digital platform as a national platform for Canadian art from all regions. TOAF61 is celebrating this massive achievement by hosting an online fair with the work of 300 artists that will be at the in-person fair plus an additional 100 jury-selected artists from across Canada and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for art buyers from across Canada to participate in and explore Toronto’s most loved art fair virtually.

Collect and support artists from every corner of Canada, at all career stages and at every price point, online.

Kick-Off with Tiffany Pratt
Friday, July 8, 12:30 PM – Instagram Live
Join artist and designer Tiffany Pratt on Instagram Live for an energetic chat with TOAF61 artists to launch the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Kick off the Online Fair with a virtual introduction to this year’s roster of artists, and get ready to join us July 15-17 at Nathan Phillips Square!

Artist Studio Tours
July 8 – 17
Tune in online at for digital Studio Tours recorded by select TOAF61 artists. Meet the artists and discover the creative process behind your favourite artworks in these dynamic 5-minute videos.

Instagram Live Artist Chats
July 8 – 17
Artist Chats enrich the TOAF community by connecting artists and engaging our online audience. Follow @torontooutdoorart for 20-minute casual conversations between TOAF61 artists exploring similar themes in their work on IG Live.

Visit online and then explore in person.
For more information visit the main cultural hub for TOAF61 at

Emotion Study (Inside Out), Sayward Johnson, 2022, copper wire.

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s largest and longest-running outdoor art Fair, celebrates 61 years of influencing the accessibility and growth of appreciation and participation in the arts in Canada. Since 1961, TOAF has been a key part in launching and sustaining the careers of 20,000 Canadian artists by directly connecting them to millions of art lovers, and public and private institutions. TOAF has given over $1 million in awards and continues to play an important role in nurturing the City of Toronto’s arts and culture sector while making art an integral part of the lives of Canadians. This free public event has annually showcased works by over 350 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging in medium from painting, photography and mixed media, to jewellery and ceramics. Each year at Nathan Phillips Square, 130,000 visitors spend over $2 million on art purchases during the 3-day Fair. TOAF’s online Fair and platform, born in response to the pandemic, has become Canada’s fastest-growing digital platform and continues to make a meaningful impact on artists’ careers.


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