13th Annual Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District

August 30- September 2, 2019

Labour Day Weekend

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

11am-6pm Daily

80 Artists outdoors, Live Music, Children’s Art Workshops. FREE admission.

Contact: Lory MacDonald: 705-812-2914



Do you have something special planned yet for the last weekend of the summer? Come to Artfest!

Artfest Toronto returns to the Distillery Historic District August 30-Sept 2 with a four-day outdoor art exhibition.  A curated selection of 80 Canadian artists from across Ontario, Quebec and beyond will be exhibiting their fine art and craft throughout the Historic Distillery District. You will discover paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass art, jewellery, designer clothing and more.

Live music will infuse the atmosphere for a pleasant tone for the event. Details here.

Free Artfest Kids programming is happening all weekend. Artfest’s celebrate artists and crafters of ALL ages. Join artist Sabrina Parrish for free drop-in art workshops. Located on Gristmill Lane.

Artfest features several new artists each season. Explore the Distillery and discover Sonia Wilkinson, Mario Beaudoin, Susan Caron, All Fired Up, Rhonda Evans, Adele Webster, Cheryl-Ann Hills, ArtStory, Dragag Sekaric, Chuck and Wood, Everything Nice, Earth Pipes, Vickie Martin, McLeod Arts, Victor Molev, Dragonfly Handmade, Photography by Phos3, Rubine Red Inc., Alexander Eros Rocco, Jose Savaria, Lipman Art, Ela's Jewellery Box, Vin Singh, Designs By Carol, Chad Sylvester Art Works, Ileana Tierney, Jeff Turner, Rachel Joy VanRooyen, Carolyn Ward-Paige, Henry Wiersma, and Clever Clippings. You will love what you see!

Plus many returning Artfest favorites.

You can scout out details about all of the artists on our Blog. There are NEW posts daily.

The Distillery District is a restored industrial property with delightful boutiques tucked away in every nook. The 13 acre site has forty heritage buildings and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

Cobblestone lanes will lead you on an adventure among ten streets and the central Trinity Square. You will discover a wide variety of authentic cuisine in award winning restaurants, interactive art installations, sculpture, cafes and patios. Please visit our newest section with 20 artists on the Pure Spirit Square. See Map.

Your visit to the show will be a rich experience full of wonder. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy and celebrate summer in Toronto.

Gourmet food lovers will relish the foodie artisans on site who are assured to enthrall your palettes. You will enjoy original recipes from Pepper Brew, Sprucewood Handmade Shortbreads Cookies (spicy Thai cheddar is my favourite), wild honey from the Art of Nova Scotia, and Manitoulin Island’s Hawberry Farms delicious jams and sauces.

This Artfest show includes a Gallery Day feature on Friday August 30. Toronto Galleries are invited to come and seek out new artists to represent. If you want a chance to spend quality time with the exhibiting artists and have the best choice of art pieces, then Friday is the best day to come.

Experience a meaningful and memorable day trip to Artfest Toronto August 30- Sept 2, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11am-6pm. FREE admission. 

The Distillery Historic District

55 Mill Street, Toronto


Contact: Lory MacDonald: 705-812-2914