Organization Details

180 Shaw Street
Toronto , ON
M6J 2W5

Phone: 416-516-1559


SKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who live homeless or on the margins and navigate poverty to: -experience the transformative power of the arts -build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts -cultivate social and environmental change through the arts

Thoughts About Art and Community

In 2018 alone, over 1,300 young people came to SKETCH to access meals, workshops, resources, mentorship and more. We Believe that: If young people engage and develop in the arts, they increase their resilience, capacity and agency, to live well and lead, creating more inclusive and vibrant communities. -That we need the unique perspectives of young people to illuminate where systems and attitudes need to shift and change -The arts address social and political inequities, centre and celebrate voices from the margins, and help us to shape the kind of world we all want to live in together


SKETCH is a studio for young people (16-29), living homeless or on the margins, navigating poverty, to make all kinds of art! We offer seasonal 10-week workshop sessions in Fall, Winter and Spring with special Summer programs. Everything is free. Most workshops you can drop into. There’s no formal intake process, but some programs do require registration or sign-up in advance. Young people can build their art practice in the following disciplines: -Visual Arts -Ceramics -Movement -Music & Recording -Media Arts -Culinary Arts -Industrial Arts