He was a member

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Fascinating conversation over lunch – then a concert!

So much going on, every single week.

Whether you’re 19 or 90, there’s a place for everyone interested in the arts.

It’s lively, stimulating and great fun!

The Club has a distinguished arts history that we cherish.

Why didn’t I discover this place sooner?

Join Us!

So was she!

He was a member

Our Members Say

Fascinating conversation over lunch – then a concert!

So much going on, every single week.

Whether you’re 19 or 90, there’s a place for everyone interested in the arts.

It’s lively, stimulating and great fun!

The Club has a distinguished arts history that we cherish.

Why didn’t I discover this place sooner?

Join Us!

So was she!

Our Members Say

He was a member
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Whether you’re 19 or 90, there’s a place for everyone interested in the arts.

So much going on, every single week.

It’s lively, stimulating and great fun!

Why didn’t I discover this place sooner?

So was she!
(see more)

Join Us!

The Club is Your Home in Downtown Toronto!

You can participate in the rich array of things happening here, bring guests to meals and most events, and use the facilities of our reciprocal Clubs when you are out of town. You will meet people who are knowledgeable, interesting and engaged, and will make many new friends.  At the Club there are modest charges for meals and beverages, there are no monthly minimums and there is no initiation fee.

If you would like to check us out, come in for a visit and attend one of our weekly events — we will be happy to host you.  Call 416 597-0223, ext 3 or email visit@artsandlettersclub.ca.

Students add to the interest and liveliness of the Club, and we welcome them as members, with a special rate for full-time students of any age who are enrolled in arts programs.

How to Submit an Application

Complete one of these application forms, general or student, and return it to us in person, by mail or by email.

We request the names of two Club members who will act as your sponsors.  If you don’t have sponsors, please contact us for other options: call 416 597-0223, ext 3, or email membership@artsandlettersclub.ca.

What Does It Cost?

What Does It Cost?

You can join this list of illustrious Arts & Letters members — and this is only a sample!

Louis Applebaum, Eric  Arthur, Marius Barbeau, Mario Bernardi, David Blackwood, Jack Bush, Douglas Campbell, A.J. Casson,  Austin Clarke, Charles Comfort, Robertson Davies, Dora de Pedery-Hunt, Arnold Edinborough, Victor Feldbrill, Maureen Forrester, Northrop Frye, Bill Glassco, Richard Gwyn, Lawren Harris, Don Harron, Elmer Iseler, A.Y. Jackson, Tom Kneebone, Kay Kritzwiser, Heath Lamberts, Arthur Lismer, Hugh MacLennan, Ernest MacMillan, Leon Major, Vincent Massey, Ed Mirvish, W.O. Mitchell, Ruby Mercer, Mavor Moore, John Neville, Betty Oliphant, Christopher Plummer, Rod Robbie, Lister Sinclair, Tommy Tweed, Herbert Whittaker, Joyce Wieland, Healey Willan, Elwy Yost

Your name could be here!

 

This is a drawing by Arthur Lismer of member Peter Haworth, in the persona of the Marquesa Casati (1881-1957). She was the most scandalous woman of her day and a favourite subject of prominent painters and photographers. This drawing probably records a club event occasioned by the 1934 purchase by the Art Gallery of Toronto (now AGO) of Augustus John's portrait of Casati.

The painting of Philippa Faulkner hangs in our Boardroom. It is by member, Bill Sherman, and as it predates her membership, she and her painting had a presence in the Club before women were admitted in 1985. She joined us in 1989 and remained a member until her death 12 years later.

This is a drawing by Arthur Lismer of member Peter Haworth, in the persona of the Marquesa Casati (1881-1957). She was the most scandalous woman of her day and a favourite subject of prominent painters and photographers. This drawing probably records a club event occasioned by the 1934 purchase by the Art Gallery of Toronto (now AGO) of Augustus John's portrait of Casati.

The painting of Philippa Faulkner hangs in our Boardroom. It is by member, Bill Sherman, and as it predates her membership, she and her painting had a presence in the Club before women were admitted in 1985. She joined us in 1989 and remained a member until her death 12 years later.

Annual Fees

  • Students in an arts program:  $80
  • Below age 30:      $108
  • Age 30-39:           $240
  • Age 40-49:        $1,090
  • Age 50-64:        $1,385
  • Age 65-89:        $1,310
  • Age 90+:              $585
  • 40+ and living outside a radius of 50 km from the Club: $585

Starting at age 30, fees may be paid in three or 12 instalments.

Memberships for a close family member are discounted by 25%.

There are no initiation fees and no monthly minimums.

 

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

 

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

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