Melt away at YYZ Artist’s Outlet’s mock sauna galleries

If you have ever attended an opening or event at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, you know it can be a real scorcher in here. Our space is ALWAYS hot, making it uncomfortable for staff, artists and visitors alike. Additionally, these conditions are detrimental to the artwork on display, to our collection of published books, and to the 38 years of archival material that we are trying to preserve.

The time has come for us to address this critical issue with an upgrade of our system to meet industry standards for the cultural sector. Given the precariousness of cultural spaces, particularly in 401 Richmond, we are investing in the quality and future of YYZ. As we embark on our first significant fundraiser in over 5 years, we need your help!

Friday, August 25th, 2017
8pm till midnight @ YYZ
#140-401 Richmond Street West
Beach Party Dress Code
$10 at door or online (includes a drink and fan)

Enjoy a cash bar stocked with beer from Great Lakes Brewery, wine, and a uniquely designed cocktail.

A hydrating station supported by ESKA water.

YYZ beach towels printed in collaboration with HAZEL ECKERT available for sale.

Featuring energy treatments by artist SASHA PIERCE .

And PRIZES up for grabs with lots of goodies including gift certificates from Superframe, Toronto Image Works, Above Ground Art Supplies, Iam Yoga and Nota Bene.

Many thanks to the coolest sponsors:

ESKA Water, Great Lakes Brewery, Superframe, Toronto Image Works, Above Ground Art Supplies, Open Studio, Iam Yoga, and Nota Bene Restaurant.


Want to further donate to the cause?

Here are some COOL gifts to show our sincere thanks!

Additional donations of…

$25+ = a free tote bag with a copy of select past publications.

$50+ = a free tote bag with a copy our upcoming publication: Multiple Elementary edited by Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed OR our most recent publication: More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women edited by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars.

$100+ = a free tote bag, a copy of Multiple Elementary and another book of your choice.

$200+ = a print by Lisa Neighbour (Limited edition of 10).

$500+ =  two limited edition prints by Bill Burns and your name will be added to the donor wall at our newly renovated reading room and archive.

*On-site pick up of gifts preferred

Donations made through Canada Helps will receive a tax receipt directly through their portal.


With zizzling thanks,
The Staff and the Board of YYZ Artists’ Outlet

Ana Barajas

Mallory Wilkinson
Programming Coordinator

Kate Gorman
Gallery Attendant

Allan Kosmajac
Installation Technician

Sarah Jane Gorlitz
(Chair)Craig Rodmore
(Vice Chair)Deborah Kirk
(Treasurer)Ellyn Walker
(Secretary)Carmen Victor
Wojciech Olejnik
Maria Alejandrina Coates
Lucy Lu
Natalie MacNamara