The Arts & Letters Club
A Club in downtown Toronto for creative and performing artists and arts lovers
Curious about the Club?
Looking to explore the arts and make interesting new friends?
Your are invited to drop in at a Wednesday Open House from 4 to 6 pm. We will be happy to meet you, show you around, and introduce you to some of our members.
We especially look forward to meeting those who live or work in the area.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a convivial Club of people who enjoy the arts.
Together we stage hundreds of events per year — concerts, art exhibitions, plays, whisky tastings, literary talks, life-drawing sessions, writing workshops, play readings and stage performances, film showings, poetry readings… Over half of us have a professional connection with the arts; the rest of us are dedicated arts lovers and supporters.
We’re very informal, there is no dress code, and we eat family-style at large tables. Many of our events involve a meal, and the bar is available whenever the Club is open — all this at very reasonable prices. Conversation flows easily and is always wide-ranging and interesting.
Members enjoy the large art and rehearsal studio, two meeting rooms and a comfortable library — and of course, our iconic Great Hall! Our lounge and library make the Club a pleasant place to hang out in the centre of town, at 14 Elm Street, a historic building near Dundas and Yonge.
What’s On this month
Boundless Light Exhibition
ABOUT OUR CLUB
Meet some of our artist members
Sculptor Janet Hunter and one of her works in her solo exhibition at the Club
Visual artist Andrew Sookrah and his portrait of Past President . . .
Singer and opera director Penelope Tibbles Cookson
Author and poet Molly Peacock with some of her books.
Photo: Candice Ferreira
Visual artist Zoe Braga with one of her drawings in a recent Club exhibition
Jazz cellist George Crotty in performance at the Club
The interdisciplinary nature of the arts at our Club is one of the things that makes it so interesting. You will find yourself in lively conversation with a visual artist, a poet or writer, a musician, architect, stage or film artist, or someone with a practice or an interest in other creative pursuits.
More than a century of bringing together the professional and the enthusiast, the artist and the art lover, the traditional and the modern.
Thanks to Gord Fulton and Donald McLeod for most of the photography on this website