UrbanArts just can’t stop

UrbanArts, our local arts heroes, just won’t stop doing good work, and picking up awards for it.

Young photographers from our neighbourhood will again be featured at Gallery 44 downtown. The photography program, which only started recently, seems to be really taking off.

Marlene McKintosh, the director, was recently honoured at the Toronto Community Foundation’s “Vital Toronto” gala.

Last, but not least, UA graduated 52 men from their “Young Men of Honour Leadership Program” and formally announced that they, and their partner Young and Potential Fathers received a $224,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (which we covered earlier).

The leadership program is run from local schools and helps young men who might be at risk to help them “develop into healthy, secure individual men who are confident and prepared to achieve life goals.”

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

One thought on “UrbanArts just can’t stop”

  1. Congratulations! What wonderful news to counteract the burgling and careless ownership of guns — also by young and potential fathers, or those who once were. The photography program and its achievements represent time and energy well spent.

    Ms Nunziata take note of the positive effects of community investment, as well as the dire need for more activities that provide hope and positive channels for action instead of the cutting of programs and services to entrench hopelessness and anger.Report

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