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An Arts Organization based in The Esplanade Community

About Us

Jamii 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.

Walk with Amal Toronto
Walk with Amal Toronto
The Esplanade

WHEN | Saturday, June 10 at 6:30pm

WHERE | The Esplanade & Berkeley St

from Jamii's Past Years

The Wedding

A three-part series of short videos exploring wedding ceremonies through different lenses.
June - October 2021

"The Wedding" is a three-part project inviting professional artists and members of The Esplanade community to explore what a mixed-culture wedding looks like, what are the emotional triggers of wedding ceremonies and the emotional roller coaster of a wedded life.

Filmed in June, July and October, as a 20-min one shot through David Crombie Park, The Esplanade. 

Supported by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada.


Wayo Festival

400 people attended our mesmerizing parkour through the Berkeley Castle & Berkeley Theatre, to discover a series of delightful performances!

"Wayo" is a Swahili word that means ‘footprint’, symbolizing the journey to life.

This event was in partnership with Canadian Stage and the Berkeley Castle.


Supported by Canada Council for the Arts  and the Government of Ontario.

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Legacy Project

Toronto's Iconic 
Basketball Court Mural

In 2014, Jamii spearheaded a mural painting on David Crombie Park basketball court wall after the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment paid to resurface the court, which had been destroyed during a police chase in 2013.


The mural, produced by Jamii, was created by 16 local youths under artistic guidance of Shalak Attack, Julian Periquet and Bruno Smoky. Curated by Isorine Marc. Vibrant ideas — and vibrant paint — can go a long way toward strengthening andhealing a community.


If you would like to learn more, e-mail us at

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