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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

The Big Draw at the Spadina Museum

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Toronto, ON



Offered in English.


Beehive Collective Botanical Art

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Try your hand at botanical art. Draw a single flower from Spadina's gardens on a hexagonal piece of paper, taking care to include details like the petals, the stem, and the leaves. When displayed together, the hexagon artworks will make a honeycomb-like shape and show off the diversity of flowers in our gardens.

Community Tree

Choose an apple or leaf template to trace, cut out or colour. Once completed, you can take your art home or add it to our tree mural for all to see.

Blind Contour Drawing

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Learn to sketch the outline of a subject without looking at the paper. This drawing technique is used to free creativity and the results are truly surprising!

Colouring Station

Drawers big and small can fill paper with pictures and scribbles of all different colours, with the goal being to try to fill up all the blank space by end of day.

Plus get inspired by Spadina's beautiful furnishings, wallpapers, artworks and artifacts to create your masterpiece, and participate in a collaborative art project by helping create a giant mandala.



City of Toronto

Toronto History Museums, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, are within the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division and committed to making Toronto a place where business and culture thrive. The Divisional Strategy includes four areas:

1) Inclusion and Equity

a) Combat economic and cultural disparities across Toronto through impactful programs for equity-deserving communities and underserved areas of the city

b) Improve participation in City-led cultural opportunities by underserved communities

2) Space and Access

a) Improve access to and affordable space for culture

b) Increase access to City-owned space to provide stakeholders with places to interact

3) Talent and Innovation

a) Improve competitiveness for emerging and established cultural sectors

b) Enable the workforce to respond to new and future opportunities

4) Operational Excellence

a) Foster and maintain a culture of public service innovation and excellence

b) Deliver exceptional, equitable and accessible customer service to partners


Toronto History Museums

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The Big Draw Toronto

City of Toronto Toronto, ON

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone who loves to draw to make a mark on their city. Bring your own paints, pen...