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October 4, 2019 – How I Learned to Serve Tea: A series of workshops and creative consultations on the politics of capacity and resource sharing

September 26, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts announces the 2019 Vine Awards Shortlist: A powerful exploration of what it means to be human

September 24, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts presents There are Times and Places, a digital exhibition featuring four original, commissioned artworks

August 22, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts launches expanded Books & Ideas series with exciting fall 2019 season line-up

August 19, 2019 – Koffler Gallery presents the ambitious group exhibition Undomesticated, featuring 24 artists spanning all three floors of Artscape Youngplace

June 21, 2019 – $10,700 Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant Increases Accessibility of the Koffler Centre of the Arts

June 19, 2019 – Media Advisory – Automatic Door Openers Increase Accessibility at the Koffler Centre of the Arts

June 19, 2019 – $67,800 Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant Funds Koffler Centre of the Art’s Children’s Art Program

June 17, 2019 – Media Advisory – Young Artists at the Mall: An exhibition featuring artwork by Thorncliffe Park Public School students, June 18, 4-7 PM

June 6, 2019 – Koffler Gallery presents the immersive installation Peter’s Proscenium, the first Canadian exhibition for Raphaël Zarka and Christian Hidaka

April 23, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts presents Wesley Morris in conversation with Amanda Parris, May 28, 2019 at 7 PM

April 4, 2019 – In the Koffler Gallery’s Spring Program, artist Nevet Yitzak creates a powerful indictment of war and its devastating impact

March 13, 2019 – Shani Mootoo to join Amitava Kumar, In Conversation April 3 at 7 PM, Books & Ideas Series 2019

February 28, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts Books & Ideas Series 2019 presents Amitava Kumar, April 3, 2019, Author of Immigrant, Montana

February 19, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts announces Books & Ideas Series 2019: Joshua Whitehead & Arielle Twist, Amitava Kumar and Wesley Morris

February 6, 2019 – Koffler Centre of the Arts Appoints New Executive Director, Karen Tisch

January 10, 2019 – Artist Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s game-based installations take centre stage in Never Never Land at the Koffler Gallery

November 7, 2018 – Toronto’s best Designer Vintage Sale KOFFLER COUTURE returns with three days of incredible designer merchandise for women and men priced for every budget

October 15, 2018 – LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER Returns for Eight Shows Nov 15 – 24, 2018: Participatory Reality Theatre Project Focuses on Women’s Own Stories

October 11, 2018 – The 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Winners Announced

September 20, 2018 – The Vine Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced: Diverse. Universal.

August 30, 2018 – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER, Application deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

July 24, 2018 – Seven artists tackle the notion of redaction in ambitious Fall 2018 exhibition spanning three locations at Artscape Youngplace

May 10, 2018 – Artist José Luis Torres to turn Toronto’s Koffler Gallery into an immersive, large-scale architectural sculpture

March 22, 2018 – Paris-based artist Esther Shalev-Gerz opens first exhibition in Toronto at the Koffler Gallery

March 19, 2018 – Jurors announced for the 2018 Vine Awards

March 1, 2018 – Koffler Centre of the Arts Presents Three Conversations with Literary Luminaries: David Grossman, Katherena Vermette, and Fran Lebowitz

January 17, 2018 – Fran Lebowitz: In Conversation: Second Show Added on Saturday, April 21 at 6 PM

December 19, 2017 – Koffler Gallery presents Furthest Boundless, a major new mixed media installation by Nicole Collins

November 30, 2017 – Koffler Centre of the Arts presents Fran Lebowitz: In Conversation

November 2, 2017 – KOFFLER COUTURE, Toronto’s top Designer Vintage Sale, expands to three days of incredible designer merchandise for women and men priced for every budget

October 3, 2017 – The 2017 Vine Awards: Winners Announced

August 16, 2017 – The 2017 Vine Awards Shortlist Announced: Unafraid. Powerful. Honest.

July 20, 2017 – Koffler Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of Staring Back at the Sun, featuring 38 contemporary video artists from Israel

June 5, 2017 – Koffler Gallery presents Le rêve aux loups, Mary Anne Barkhouse’s first solo exhibition in Toronto

April 26, 2017 – Koffler Centre of the Arts Announces Casting and Public Programs for Bad Jews Joshua Harmon’s hit comedy

March 28, 2017 – Jurors announced for the 2017 Vine Awards

March 9, 2017 – Koffler Gallery presents Montréal-based artist 2Fik’s first solo show in Toronto

February 27, 2017 – The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents the Toronto premiere of Joshua Harmon’s “exhilaratingly abrasive” play, Bad Jews

December 15, 2016 – YidLife Crisis comes to Toronto for an exclusive three-part video series on the culture of Kensington Market

December 14, 2016 – Koffler Gallery presents Montréal-based painter Leopold Plotek’s first survey exhibition spanning five decades of work

November 3, 2016 – Two-day designer vintage sale KOFFLER COUTURE returns with thousands of donated clothing items for women and men priced for every budget

October 5, 2016 – Koffler Centre of the Arts and Why Not Theatre are proud to announce the Toronto premiere of LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

September 29, 2016 – Winners Announced for Major Canadian Jewish Literary Prize – The Vine Awards

September 15, 2016 – Shortlist Announced for Major Canadian Jewish Literary Prize: The Vine Awards

August 23, 2016 – First and second generation Canadian artists explore immigration in the ambitious group exhibition Yonder at the Koffler Gallery and Artscape Youngplace, opening September 21, 2016

June 2, 2016 – PED.Toronto transforms the Koffler Gallery into a bicycle station and multimedia museum, offering audio bike tours through Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, opens June 23, 2016

April 11, 2016 – Philip Akin to host “Tony Kushner in Conversation” May 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM

March 31, 2016 – Koffler Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by Vancouver-based artist Raymond Boisjoly

February 23, 2016 – Major Canadian Jewish Literary Prize Re-launched! Announcing the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature

February 17, 2016 – Koffler Centre of the Arts presents Tony Kushner in Conversation, in Toronto for one night only, May 9, 2016

January 12, 2016 – Koffler Centre of the Arts modernizes “radio drama” in How to Build a Fire, a serialized audio narrative from award-winning playwright Kat Sandler

December 21, 2015 – Koffler Gallery presents a solo exhibition of immersive large-scale new paintings by Toronto artist Howard Podeswa

November 25, 2015 – Koffler Centre of the Arts and Project Bookmark Canada present The Slow Now: an immersive urban experience exploring the rich history of a Toronto neighbourhood

November 5, 2015 – Two-day designer vintage sale KOFFLER COUTURE returns with thousands of donated clothing items for women and men priced for every budget

September 22, 2015 – Hit comedy series “YidLife Crisis” returns to Toronto with its live Second Season Launch on October 1, 2015

July 23, 2015 – Koffler Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada from British-Spanish artist/filmmaker Isabel Rocamora

June 24, 2015 – The Koffler Gallery presents Architecture Parallax: Through the Looking Glass, a new architectural installation by Montreal-based artist Alexander Pilis

May 11, 2015 – Koffler Hosts Panel Conversation with Ballad of the Burning Star’s Nir Paldi, May 14, 7 PM

April 21, 2015 – Koffler launches True Lies, FREE Writing Club for 16 to 19 year olds, 
April 22 to May 27, 2015

March 31, 2015 – North American premiere of Ballad of the Burning Star drag cabaret show from London’s Theatre Ad Infinitum May 19 – 24, 2015

March 19, 2015 – The Koffler Gallery presents Erratics featuring archive-based installations by novelist Martha Baillie and artist/curator Malka Greene with writer Alan Resnick

January 20, 2015 – North American English language premiere of MARATHON, Aharona Israel’s dance/theatre work Feb 4 to 6 at Progress Festival

January 14, 2015 – Tickets selling quickly for talk by comic book legend Art Spiegelman: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts

December 22, 2014 – Koffler Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new, large-scale works by Toronto artist Kristiina Lahde

December 17, 2014 – Koffler Centre of the Arts announces its Winter/Spring 2015 programs in visual arts, literary and live performance

November 10, 2014 – Koffler Couture: Two-day designer vintage sale takes over the Koffler Gallery with thousands of donated clothing items priced for every budget

September 16, 2014 – Koffler Centre of the Arts presents What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? – a remarkable evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, illustrator, author, and comic book legend Art Speigelman

August 12, 2014 – Koffler Gallery presents Pardes: edgy new works exploring Jewish mysticism and ritual, heresy, military technology and gender ideologies, marginalized voices and the occult

June 16, 2014 – Koffler Gallery presents Vanitas – an immersive, architectural beeswax installation from Toronto-based artist Penelope Stewart

May 8, 2014 – The under-told history of the Nazi persecution of gays, the Jewish role in the history of obscenity in America, and a poetic collaboration between two great Canadian talents win 2014 Canadian Jewish Book Awards

April 29, 2014 – The first novel about anti-Israelism in the academe, the “modern-day Indiana Jones,” and a French-language anthology of Canadian Jewish writers to be featured at the 2014 Toronto Jewish Literary Festival

April 7, 2014 – Koffler Gallery presents Three Generations (Kodiak Art Club, 1953) – a new body of work from Vancouver-based artist Adad Hannah

January 14, 2014 – Koffler Gallery presents the first solo retrospective of works in Canada by Israeli multimedia artist Sigalit Landau

October 8, 2013 – Koffler Centre of the Arts set to open its new downtown home at Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

September 24, 2013 – Tribute to Canadian Women Composers November 24 at The Music Gallery

April 16, 2013 – Corwyn Lund: Word Count, Koffler Gallery Off-Site at Epic Condominium Development Site

May 2, 2013 – Books on stolen identity in post-war Montréal, a Tour de France-winning Italian anti-Fascist, and a teenage adventure story depicting the powerful friendship between an Israeli and a Palestinian win 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Awards

January 17, 2013 – Koffler Centre of the Arts and Ashkenaz Foundation present the Exclusive Engagement and Canadian premiere of Argentinean musical sensation Simja Dujov

October 3, 2012 – Koffler Centre of the Arts and Suburban Beast present Honesty, a performance intervention in Honest Ed’s by Jordan Tannahill and starring Virgilia Griffith

April 25, 2012 – Holocaust survivor finds her voice at 80 to win 2012 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry

April 19, 2012 – Koffler Centre of the Arts’ Toronto Jewish Book Festival announces its full schedule, featuring Shalom Auslander, Michele Landsberg, Bernie Finkelstein and Steven Gimbel

March 20, 2012 – Rising literary star Shalom Auslander and award-winning author and social activist Michele Landsberg headline the new Toronto Jewish Book Festival, June 4 to 7, 2012

March 27, 2012 – Koffler Gallery Off-Site presents the first Canadian survey of acclaimed Israeli photographer Adi Nes

March 28, 2012 – Grammy winner Frank London (the Klezmatics) and Internationally renowned Iraqi-Israeli, Yair Dalal join forces with Canadian supergroup of talent!