Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Call for Artists and Makers: 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Date: July 2 – 11, 2021
Location: Online and in-person at Nathan Phillips Square
Submission Deadline: Accepting applications until March 8, 2021 (11:59pm)
Virtual Information Session: January 28, 7:00 – 9:00pm, free or pay-what-you-can.

For more information or to sign up, visit

Join TOAF for the special 60th Anniversary of Canada’s longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair, launching artists’ careers and building trust in our community of artists and art lovers since 1961!

Apply for our hybrid online/outdoor 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, taking place for three days (date TBC) at Nathan Phillips Square and on our e-commerce platform for 10 days in July 2021*. Each year, our loyal following of 130,000 fair-goers spend $2 million on art purchases, providing an income to independent artists that contributes to their economic prosperity.

Our 60th anniversary fair will be one to remember with new special programs and awards.

Why Apply to TOAF?

Win one of our prestigious awards: TOAF is proud to have awarded artists almost $1 million in the past 60 years. $40K cash and in-kind awards are given to established and emerging artists, with unique opportunities like the Mayor’s Purchase Award and the Best of Student Award.

Grow your network in person and online: TOAF is the best-attended art fair in Canada! The 2020 Online Fair saw a 300% increase in page-views to our e-commerce platform and over 43,000 unique visitors from a growing network of online art buyers across Canada, US and beyond.

Customizable sales experience: You can choose to showcase your artworks online on our user-friendly e-commerce platform, in-person at Nathan Phillips Square (with pandemic safety measures), or both!

What Do We Offer?

A successful and comprehensive marketing campaign: Benefit from our multi-platform national marketing and promotions resulting in 69 million media impressions from 2019’s campaign. Plus, additional opportunities to be spotlighted through our social media channels with an audience of over 23K followers!

Ongoing professional development: Dedicated support and guidance from our team through application workshops, portfolio reviews, and Booth Camp workshops (what to expect onsite, how to grow your digital outreach and social media skills)

Free online and onsite resources and support: Assistance and troubleshooting for your artist and product pages, instructional videos, 200 volunteers to assist you with the logistics at Nathan Phillips Square, professional, secure artwork storage, and comprehensive artist handbook.

And so much more!

Application Fees

  • $50 regular/$30 students until February 28, 2021 (11:59pm)
  • A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 1, 2021.

Final Deadline: March 8, 2021 (11:59pm)

For a complete breakdown of participation costs, see our website.

Questions? Contact us by phone 416.408.2754,

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