The Arts & Letters Club

A Club in downtown Toronto for creative and performing artists and arts lovers

Curious about the Club? Visit us at an Open House on Fridays, from 4 – 7 pm. Come in, meet some of our members, and we will show you around.

For other opportunities to visit the Club check
What’s On This Month, and look for green stars. These include public art exhibition openings, usually the first Sunday of the month.

The Club extends a special invitation to those who live in the area. And here is where you find information about membership.

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

ARTS AT THE CLUB
September Exhibitions
Concert Schedule
Performances on Video
The Writers’ Circle
The Club’s Lismer Drawings

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

ARTS AT THE CLUB

September Exhibitions

Concert Schedule

Performances on Video

The Writers’ Circle

The Club’s Lismer Drawings

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.

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

Jazz cellist George Crotty in performance at the Club

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

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.

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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

Author and poet Molly Peacock with some of her books.
Photo: Candice Ferreira

Sculptor Janet Hunter and one of her works in her solo exhibition at the Club

Visual artist Andrew Sookrah with his portrait of Past President . . .

Singer and opera director, Penelope Tibbles Cookson

Sculptor Janet Hunter and one of her works in her solo exhibition at the Club

Visual artist Andrew Sookrah with his portrait of singer and opera director Penelope Tibbles Cookson

Author and poet Molly Peacock with some of her books
Photo: Candice Ferreira

 

Jazz cellist George Crotty in a solo performance at the Club

 

How to Reach Us

The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5G 1G7
416 597-0223

General Inquiries: E-mail links

Club Manager: Fiona McKeown
and for inquiries about renting facilities for weddings, or for social or business occasions.

Membership enquiries: Naomi Hunter
Administrative Assistant: Cornelia Persich
Archivist: Scott James