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The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

Lit On Tour Aurora

10 October 2018

National bestselling author and winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, Kamal Al-Solaylee, will be in Aurora to discuss his book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means, with interviewer Brock Weir.

Free tickets available starting August 1 at

This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.



Lit On Tour Markham

26 October 2018

Join authors Andrea Bain (Single Girl Problems), Catherine Hernandez (Scarborough) and Carrianne Leung (That Time I Loved You) for a lively reading of their latest works. Book Signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Blue Heron Books.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking the link below, or by calling the Markham Public Library at 905-513-7977.

This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.



Creative Industries Symposium

06 November 2018

Theme: Interaction of Technology and Creativity

Creativity Connected, the annual Creative Industries Symposium, explores the uniqueness of creative industries. All creativity is welcome!

Listen to amazing speakers, learn something new, generate new ideas during breakout sessions, or network with your peers during networking break at the Innovative Marketplace. And don't miss our live awarding of 3rd annual Creativity Connected Awards!

Complimentary breakfast and refreshments are provided!

Free event ● Free parking
300+ attendees
Exhibiting opportunities at the Innovative Marketplace



York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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