39 Queens Quay East
For all inquiries please email info at no9.ca
No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools, and exhibitions in the public domain designed to encourage creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
No.9 will produce provocative projects in Toronto every year with three main objectives: to provide the best Canadian and International artists with a highly visible platform for their ideas; to make their work accessible to the widest possible audience, by installing it in public space and by involving different communities each time; and to provide extensive education around each project, so that our audiences learn about the artists, their work, the environmental issues they explore and the value of creative thinking in dealing with real problems.
We are creating something completely new for Toronto, a major venue for Contemporary Art with the whole city as our gallery. By working with artists to develop their vision, each location and the artist's response to it will be specific and unique.
For each new installation, the journey through the city to reach the site is crucial, an opportunity to see familiar places in a new light or to discover places that are neglected or off-limits. Public space is reclaimed for the viewer as a site for enjoyment, community interaction, and education.
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With a desire to reach and inspire younger generations, innovative educational outreach projects have become a strong focus of No.9 programming. Through a hands-on approach to education using art and design, No.9 education programs have opened the eyes of younger generations to pressing environmental issues, and sustainable practices. Strong, collaborative partnerships with Ontario-based art, environmental, and education organizations have allowed No.9 to produce results well beyond its size. Our programs bring forward-thinking programming and exhibitions, which are inextricably linked to the changes happening in the world, directly into the classroom.
Since 2006, over 14,000 Ontario elementary school students have experienced No.9 education workshops in their classrooms. In 2010, 11,000 inner-city GTA students engaged with the Iain Baxter& EcoArtVan over a two-month period. Since 2012, No.9’s Imagining My Sustainable City, a three-year partnership with the Toronto District School Board, has reached 50 elementary schools in each of Toronto’s 44 Wards. Through this interdisciplinary and hands-on approach to learning, students were able to acquire new skills, gained the confidence to present their work, and were introduced to real life applications of the lessons by meeting their school Trustees and working with volunteers from the Ontario Association of Architects.
Through our education programs, No.9 has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund, Canadian Artist Iain Baxter&, The Toronto District School Board, Toronto Public Libraries, and Evergreen. We are proud to announce that in 2015 our educational programming will expand its reach into classrooms in Hamilton in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.