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An Arts Organization based in The Esplanade Community

About Us

Jamii, founded in 2011, is a not-for-profit arts organization based in the Esplanade community, Toronto. Our vision is to enhance togetherness within the communities we engage. We initiate, welcome, enable, facilitate and produce creative experiences, arts events and workshops with, for and by the people of the Esplanade and beyond with an intent of creating shared memories.

What's on?

One event at a time, we are claiming public spaces in The Esplanade to bring arts at no cost to audience members. All events and workshops are free!


"Mudlark" Outdoor Show

Theatrical Shadow Puppetry

December 8 & 9

6pm & 7pm

Age Group: All Ages


Baraza - Kenya

Jamii's Visit in Kenya

November 2023


The Little Esplanade

Miniature Creation Workshops

December 2 & 16

Age Group: All Ages


LAINI for Girls & Young Women

Leadership Programs through Arts

Dates and times vary

based on programs

Age Group: 5 to 24


Since 2011, Jamii has proudly brought multiple forms of arts and The Esplanade community together. Check out some of Jamii's highlights below.


Indigenous Peoples Day

Annual intentional celebration of National Indigenous People's Day at the heart of our community. 


The Wedding Series

A three-part video project exploring wedding ceremonies.

Produced in 2021.



Toronto's iconic mural located at the David Crombie Park Basketball Court, in The Esplanade neighbourhood.


WAYO Children's Festival

Annual children festival designed as a parkour through the Berkeley Castle and Canadian Stage.

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