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When you support us, you support the future of creativity.

Your support gives artists the opportunity to embrace risk. We provide artists with the time, resources, and mentorship they need to push the boundaries of art itself. Your support also allows a community hub to flourish. Open to the public 7 days a week we offer a place to gather; a place where you can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and invent the future.

Whether you make a donation, volunteer your time, talk about us on social media, or stay connected through our newsletter, your contribution makes a difference. Thank you for your generosity!

Learn more about the inner workings of live arts. You can help out in the box office or garden—if you’ve got another idea, we want to hear it! We want you to get as much out of your volunteer experience as we do, so tell us what you’d like to learn and we’ll try to make it happen. Ready? Email us to get started.

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The cafe is a workspace, a coffee shop, a bar, a performance space, a gathering place. Coffee, cocktails, delicious treats, and free wifi – spend an hour or the whole day. The Theatre Centre is for you.

Community Meal: Join us for a free homemade lunch. Check out the calendar for upcoming meals.

Coffee Card: Buy 5 drinks get one free, buy ten and get a free ticket to a show.

Pay It Forward: Buy an extra drink and we’ll pass it on to someone in need.

"The Theatre Centre is uniquely a hub for artists to create and explore without the pressure of production. There is no other venue so purely suited to the creative process. Most are risk averse and oriented towards the end presentation so heavily, the artist doesn't feel liberated in creation, so the end product is compromised. It's like picking fruit too early. The Theatre Centre is a fantastic organic orchard, and our theatre ecology is greatly bettered by their artist-first mission and mandate."
Anand Rajaram
Exploration Artist

without you, none of this would be possible.

Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and community partners for supporting the work we do and helping us invent the future. Your time, energy, and resources are invaluable to the artists and communities we serve. Thank you for being part of The Theatre Centre family!

Volunteers

Patrick Slaney (since 2000) • Barbara Fingerote (since 2000) • Randy Goldman (since 2014) Lori Campbell (since 2014)Dimitrii Khilchenko (since 2015)Alex Emery (since 2017)Don Kendal (since 2017)Anne Gallagher (since 2017)Nancy Stewart (since 2018)Jerry Finelli (since 2018)Jennifer Ferris (since 2018)Rebecca Lewis (since 2019)Oliver Belfield (since 2022)Chris Zamat (since 2023)Kathryn Bower (since 2023)Susan Rogers (since 2023) • Nayely Bezares (since 2023) • Autumn Scott (since 2023) • Shida Ansell (since 2023) • Homa Bondar (since 2023) • Gabriella Harari (since 2023) • Jun Song (since 2023) • lo bil (since 2023) • Maïza Dubhé (since 2023) • Taylor Williams (since 2023)

Donors

*Should there be any error or omission in this listing, please contact Audrey at [email protected] or 416-534-9261.

Header: Njo Kong Kie lending at hand at the Community Meal. Photo by Dahlia Katz 

Annual Supporters

$100,000+

Canada Council for the Arts • Estate of Kenneth Charles Dawe George • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario • Ontario Trillium Foundation • The Slaight Family Foundation • Toronto Arts Council

$50,000-$99,999

Bank of Montreal • George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation • Kingfisher Foundation • Ontario Arts Council

$10,000-$49,999 

Department of Canadian Heritage • The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation • Toronto Arts Foundation

$2,500-$9,999 

Lindy Cowan & Chris Hatley • Rick Matthews & Ann Marie Stasiuk • Richard Mortimer • The City of Toronto • Anonymous (1)

$1,000-$2,499 

Linda Barnett*† & Ian Hawkins • Kevin Helfand*† & Carrie Vanasse • Brittany Keenan* • Roselyn Kelada-Sedra* • Brad* & Jana Lepp • Charmaine & David Lindsay • Christopher Scammell* • Shemeena Shraya* • Maxine Thomas* • Anonymous (1)

$500-$999 

Jocelyne Achat† • Andrew Arnold • Accent Entertainment Corporation • Lwam Ghebrehariat • Cathryn Gregor • Alanna Mitchell & Jim Patterson • Alon Nashman & Elizabeth Pasternak • Martha Spears • Michael Trent • In honour of the 70th birthday of Allen Jay Weinrib, whose local library this building was while he was in elementary school

$250-$499 

Jannette & Sohrab Amini • Kate Bishop & Doug Gerhart • Anne V. Fleming • Dodie & Chris Lepp • Paul Pinkus* • Sheilah Reid • Anonymous (1)

$100-$249 

Martin Abel • Liza Balkan • Peter Caldwell • Alfred Caron • Jamie Coatsworth & Christine Gillespie • Luke Cole • Ian Crysler • Charlotte Davis • Stan Denniston • Kate Easterbrook • Alex Fallis • Barbara Fingerote† • Jonathan Heppner • Regan Huang • Mary Jankulak • Fides Krucker • Robert Lamb • Keitha Lamey • In Honour of All At the Theatre Centre • Shelley Lepp • Rebecca Lewis† • Owais Lightwala† • In Honour of Jenny Ginder • Tenny Nigoghossian • Janice Oliver • Julia Ouellette • Tara Parker • Helen & Everton Paul • Katryn Pereira • Georgia Karen Quartaro • Kelly Read† • Alex & Mary Rose • Cornelia Schuh • Sarah G. Stanley • Johanna Vandermaas • Guillermo Verdecchia† •  Robert Wallace • Dianne Weinrib • Jane Williamson • Elaine Wong • In Honour of Mimi Mok • Anonymous (1)

$10- $99 

In Honour of Mark Christmann • Bruce W. Barton • Boca Del Lupo • Enrico Campana • Carly Chamberlain • Kim Kathleen Collier • In Memory of Mira Friedlander • Angela Forbes • Michelle Carole Gay • Cathy Gordon† • Jim & Diane Graham •Phyllis Helfand • Neeraj & Jyoti Jain •  Monique Johnson • Anne Lalonde • Blake Martin • Stacey Norton • Soraya Peerbaye • Ahmed Salah • Udai Srinivasan • Deivan Steele† • Elaine Stewart • Mary Ann Elizabeth West • Belarie Zatzman • Hersh Zeifman • Anonymous (5)

Up to $10

Emmanuel Albano • Golnesa Amani • Lisa Barge • Davis Barone • Freyja Rogue Benjamin • Cheryl Boult • Paul Butler • Vanessa Campbell • Doret Cheng • Nuri Choi • Julie Chung • Trevor Copp • Rose Cullis • Ruth Danziger • Maguelone de Roquefeuil-Vanstone • Breanna Dillon • Cameron Doherty • Colin A. Doyle • Kim “Finn” Duran • David Gingerich • Randy Goldman • Debbie Gordon • Sheila Goulet • Meghan Harrison • Darcy Haywood Stoop • Theodor Iordache • Aimee Ippersiel • Jahnelle Jones • Audrey Belle Krieger-Pottruff • Susan Ann Lee • Maureen Leon • Carl Lyons • Julia Male • Flavia F. Martin • Conan McCarty • Abigail McEyeson • Denise B. McLeod • Jayna Mees • Kalene E. Morgan • Natasha A. Naveau • Dawn N. Obokata • Rianna Persaud • Snezana Pesic • Eric Petersen • Jennifer Phang • Kate Pharoah • Helen Mary Posno • Laurie Anne Raymond • Kaitlyn Riordan • Michelle Robidoux • Terri Rothman • Karen Andersen • John Ryerson • Paul Harold Shilton • Margo Small • James Stebbings • Michal Alexandra Stein • Helga M. Stephenson • Tedi Tafel • Claudia Taylor • Lori J. Taylor • Jody Anne Timmerman • Maryaleen Trafford • Beverly Valentine • Darlene Varaleau • Vale Warren • Kat Welsh • Scott Wentworth • Lorianne Marilyn Weston • Mark Winter • Jaclyn Sze Ping Wong • Tina Yang • Frances Zimmerman

*Board members
† Monthly donors

Updated July 5, 2023

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$1,000,000+

$350,000–$999,999

Hon. Margaret N. McCain

$100,000–$349,999

Jenny Ginder & John Todd Rick Matthews & Anne Marie Stasiuk

$25,000–$99,999

Lindy Cowan & Chris Hatley The Delaney Family Foundation Rose DeMasi Mantella & Daniel Mantella In Memory of Harry Helfand Interior Systems Contractors Association Denis Lefebvre Pemberton Group & Marel Contractors Frances & Timothy Price • Streetcar • In Memory of Tracy Wright

$10,000–$24,999

CGC Inc. cultureONE Inc. Eastern Construction Ltd. David & Audrey Mirvish OZZ Electric Inc. In Honour of Gail Packwood Safeline Management Systems Inc.

$5,000–$9,999

In Honour of Pierre Billon & Johanne Archambault Creative Planning Financial Group David Duclos & Dali Mann In Memory of Jean & Bill Dugale Jim & Diane Graham Horner Developments Ltd. Monnet Design Richard Mortimer Gail Packwood • PMX Inc. Primacare Living Solutions State Window Upper Crust Watson Building Supplies In memory of Harold Weinrib, whose long-time local library this building once was Margie Zeidler

Major Donors ($5000+)

Hon. Margaret N. McCain Bank of Montreal

Lead Donors ($1,000-$4,999)

Anonymous (1) Lindy Cowan & Chris Hatley Susan Coyne Rose Demasi-Mantella & Daniel Mantella The Drake Hotel Atom Egoyan & Arsinée Khanjian Jenny Ginder & John Todd Vanessa Grant Kevin Helfand Sandy Houston Ravi Jain & Sarena Parmar Rick Matthews & Ann Marie Stasiuk Janice Oliver Christopher Scammell Robert Sirman Robert Wallace

Supporters (up to $999)

Peggy Baker Liza Balkan Janis Barlow Maev Beaty & Alan Dilworth Nova Bhattacharya & Mark Hammond Nicolas Billon Erin Brandenburg Morwyn Brebner & Michael Healey Alex Bulmer Peter Caldwell Naomi Campbell Debra Chandler Leah Cherniak Derrick Chua Robert Crew Jess Dobkin Andrea Donaldson Colin Doyle Menon Dwarka Dani Fecko Denise Fujiwara Jenn Goodwin Jim & Diane Graham Dina Graser Sally Han Judy Harquail Ame Henderson Claire Hopkinson Camilla Holland Tanja Jacobs Allen & Karen Kaeja Ann-Marie Kerr Shawn Kerwin Deborah Lambie Jani Lauzon Adam Lazarus Richard Lee Stewart Legere Cathy Levy Owais Lightwala Philip McKee Don McKellar Catherine McNally Sarah Miller Jeremy Mimnagh Alanna Mitchell & Jim Patterson Richard Mortimer Olivia Muzzo Yvette Nolan Yvonne Ng Samara Nicholds Tenny Nigoghossian Yvette Nolan Gail Packwood Lata Pada Evalyn Parry Soheil Parsa Meredith Potter Brian Quirt Kelly Read Josephine Ridge Aislinn Rose Richard Rose Lucy Rupert Dominique Russell John Ryerson Anthony Sargent Kathleen Sharpe Philip Shepherd Pierre Simpson Shemeena Shraya Sarah Stanley Jini Stolk Heidi Strauss Maxine Thomas Michael Trent Domenic Valela Hersh Zeifman