Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to public library services which meet the changing needs of the people of Toronto. Toronto Public Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment. New technologies extend access to global information beyond library walls.

City of Toronto Special Events is a full-service unit of the City of Toronto’s Economic Development & Culture division that annually provides production, marketing, sponsorship, and event consulting services through the Event Support Unit for the City of Toronto.

The Word On The Street was conceived in 1989 by the Book and Periodical Council ‘s Promotions Committee. The Council decided that since Toronto was Canada’s publishing capital, it was time to join other centres around the world to host a large-scale public festival of the written word. The festival would celebrate Canadian authors, books and magazines and become a strong advocate for literacy.

City of Toronto is proud to present the annual Doors Open Toronto —one weekend, once a year—when close to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration. The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Nuit Blanche: Nuit Blanche was originally conceived in Paris, France in 2002, in an attempt to bring contemporary art to the masses in public spaces. Toronto was the first North American city to fully replicate the Paris model, and has inspired similar celebrations throughout North America, including San Francisco, New York, Miami and Chicago. The fifth edition of the popular all-nighter featured more than 130 projects created by nearly 500 artists and required the help of more than 450 volunteers and 14 corporate sponsors and media partners. Nearly one million people attended the 2010 event, including close to 140,000 out of town visitors.

Native Earth Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creating, developing and producing of professional artistic expression of the Aboriginal experience in Canada.

Evergreen Brick Works: Since 1991 we have been engaging Canadians in creating and sustaining dynamic outdoor spaces—in schools, communities and homes. Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities—now and for the future.

Humber, a member of Polytechnics Canada, is committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning. Humber’s broad range of career-focused credentials include: bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates, and postgraduate certificates. We also offer apprenticeship training. With 150 full time programs and 200 continuing educations programs to choose from, the 25,000 full-time and 57,000 part-time students of Humber have access to many opportunities for continuous learning.