Host a fabulous event and make a positive social impact in the community? Yes please!

Daniels Spectrum, a community cultural hub situated in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, provides a new approach to the traditional event planning model: for every hosted event, the venue reinvests a significant portion of proceeds back toward programs and services that support the community. This covers costs for many arts-based organizations, performances and exhibitions at Daniels Spectrum. What a great way to give back!

Home to over 600 events in just 3 years, the space itself offers a warm, vibrant and eclectic feel with several rooms from which to choose. Whether your event is large or small, capacity is likely not an issue as the venue accommodates guest counts from 40 to 400. The outdoor courtyard makes for a fabulous addition, particularly rare among downtown Toronto event spaces.

Managed by the folks at Artscape – an internationally recognized and award winning not-for-profit organization – the event was filled with performances, delicious food and a showcase of social enterprise businesses all operating within the event planning industry.  EventSource was thrilled to be a part of it!

Special thanks to Kristin Foster Photography for sending along the photos.


Pop-up performances by musicians, dancers, and visual artists kept guests entertained throughout.

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Filled with budding social enterprises and entrepreneurs, the Ada Slaight Hall housed the bulk of the action. Guests enjoyed an array of delicious food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, all wonderfully provided by Paintbox Catering & Bistro.

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The evening’s introductions were facilitated by Mark Wigmore, senior Arts Editor at Jazz.FM91 (below left). Other speakers included representatives of the organizations that partnered to create this event, Tim Jones, Artscape CEO; Michael Shapcott, Director of Business and Community Initiatives Prince’s Charities Canada; and Seema Jethalal, Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum.

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The entertainment continued, including performances by Beat Boxer & Producer, a.k.a Subliminal, Jazz Pianist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, and Lorraine Segato & band.

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