Special Events - Nia Centre for the Arts

Special Events

Nia Centre produces and presents yearly exhibitions and special events to connect community members with artistic and cultural experiences.

More Than Little

Our small but mighty neighbourhood deserved a big celebration. In Fall 2022, we brought the vibes back to Charles Brereton Park on Oakwood Avenue for a marketplace experience that celebrated local business owners in Little Jamaica. With live music from reggae artists Ammoye and Tonya P, food from businesses like Caribbean Queen and more: this was a chance to show the neighbourhood what we mean when we say “we likkle but we tallawah!”

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Yuh Deh Yah, Oakwood?

Summer 2022 was all about catching a vibe. We animated our local Charles Brereton Park (in partnership with Small World Music) to show the community what Oakwood Ave has to offer. With live music from artists like Alliston Davis, Caijo, Lonely Boy and Mannie: the park became a small festival that brought the sounds of the diaspora to Oakwood Village.

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Black Futures Month 2022

The pandemic did not stop us from bring Black culture to the community. Black Futures Month 2022 featured a wide range of candid conversations, diasporic cooking experiences, conversations with artists and the launch of our chapbook: Griot Six Writers Sojourn into the Dark, published with Penguin Random House Canada.


Our Black Futures Month 2020 series of events features explores contemporary, Black Canadian narratives, while keeping an eye towards our future. With events taking place throughout the month of February across Toronto, there is something for everyone!

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The first of it’s kind in Toronto, A Black Art Fair features visual artworks for sale from over 30 Black artists from across the GTA. New to buying art? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! A Black Art Fair features a Buying Black Art seminar to help you understand the ins and outs.

A Black Art Fair


You’ve never been to a holiday party quite like this one! 

Festive Fuse brings together holiday traditions of the African Diaspora under one roof to celebrate the food, music, and art that make the holiday season extra nice for our community members. This annual holiday party is family-friendly event is open to all, so bring a friend and come celebrate!

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Nia Nights Out

An evening of celebrating Black Artistic Excellence!

Check out some of our recurring events where community members got the chance to engage and celebrate Afro-diasporic art. This series included a number of film screenings, music showcases, and exhibitions.

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