Sponsors & Partners
Presenting Sponsor

TD Bank Group

TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to affect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. TD also supports several contemporary art exhibitions and visual art-related sponsorships annually that speak to our focus on building vibrant communities and neighbourhoods.
Official Sponsor

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is a global legal practice with more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities worldwide. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the top five largest legal practices in Canada, with more than 600 lawyers, patent and trade-mark agents in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec and Toronto. We have one of the world’s leading energy and mining practices, and Norton Rose Fulbright is ranked number one in the client-driven Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2015.
Benefit Partner

Albright-Knox Contemporary and Modern Art Foundation Canada

The Albright-Knox Contemporary and Modern Art Foundation is dedicated to fostering and sustaining a broader dialogue between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Canadians, including Canadian artists and art patrons. The museum, located in Buffalo, is a vibrant centre of modern and contemporary art with a world renowned collection and a growing reputation for innovative thinking and learning. The Foundation provides a bridge to the museum and its wealth of resources, thereby fostering opportunities for artistic expression, collaboration and public discussion around contemporary art on both sides of the border.
Lead Educational Partner

Esker Foundation

Esker Foundation is the largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary art gallery in Calgary. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Esker Foundation reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of ground breaking new work, ideas, and research. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement.
Main Media Partners


Momus is an online art publication that promotes international art writing and journalism, and stresses a return to art criticism. Featuring weekly reviews, features, and a curated international events calendar, this publication strives to revive an important and critical conversation regarding the artworld’s strengths, faults, and potential. Contributing editors represent this dialogue’s manifold locales, writing from Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, London, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. They are risk-takers, art historians, popular voices, and truth-seekers, purveying the contemporary moment from a distance, and claiming an important platform for the revival of art criticism, for an artworld in flux.

Border Crossings

Border Crossings is a quarterly cultural magazine edited and published in Winnipeg. A local, international magazine, it is now in its 34th year of continuous publication. Edited by Meeka Walsh, it investigates contemporary culture through a combination of articles, reviews, interviews and portfolios of photographs and drawings. More curated than edited, Border Crossings occupies a vital place in the geographic centre of the North American continent.
Media Partners

La Petite Commission

La petite commission is the result of two art enthusiasts—Roxanne Arsenault and Pascal Desjardins—sharing their passion for art through showcasing the work of contemporary artists. LpC operates through multiple platforms, bringing together video, curatorial work and consulting services. It puts forth a broad and inclusive vision of contemporary art in order to discover a plurality of artists and their practices, in both an educational and promotional perspective.

esse arts + opinions

Esse magazine focuses on contemporary art and multidisciplinary practices. It offers in-depth analyses of current artworks and artistic and social issues by publishing essays that deal with art and its interconnections within various contexts. The magazine also stands out for its commitment to creating links between art practice and theory. Each issue contains a thematic section, portfolios by artists, articles on international cultural projects, reviews of exhibitions, events and publications.

C Magazine

C Magazine is a Toronto-based contemporary art and criticism periodical devoted to providing an important forum for significant ideas and debate in visual art and culture. Each quarterly issue explores a new theme through original writing, criticism and artists' projects.

Canadian Art

Canadian Art is Canada's most widely read art magazine, released quarterly since Fall 1984. Published by a not-for-profit charitable foundation, Canadian Art features the nation’s top writers exploring the artists and exhibitions that shape Canada's contemporary scene.
Collaborating Partners

Apollo Studios

Official VIP Hotel Partner

Thompson Hotel

Located in the diverse and artistically driven King West Village, the Thompson Toronto features ultra-sleek guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble heated washroom floors and 42” HD Plasma Screen TVs. Entertainment facilities include the Rooftop Lounge, with stunning city and lake views, the bustling Lobby Bar, the Thompson Diner, a modern incarnation of quintessential 24-hour American diner, the Parisien themed Colette Grand Café and other nightlife options.
Hotel Partner

Gladstone Hotel

Internationally recognized as Canada’s favourite Boutique Art Hotel, the Gladstone uniquely blends historical Victorian architecture with contemporary luxury, downtown culture and a whole lot of art, making it an iconic Toronto hub for locals and international travellers alike.
Official Shipping Partner

TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc.

Incorporated in 1994, TOTAL Transportation Solutions evolved as a specialist at moving the unique, the fragile and the invaluable. The TOTAL Fine Arts division, is dedicated to just that. Serving Canada and the USA, our service includes regular shuttles, expedited and exclusive use, courier-on-board, multi-truckload, traveling exhibitions, exhibition project management, packing, crating, storage, and inventory management.
Official WiFi Partner


Venture.ca is an industry-leading IT & Cloud Solutions provider for Canadian businesses. With over 25 years of experience we have been providing our clients with innovative and cost effective solutions.
Cultural Partners

Sobey Art Award

The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. It is an annual prize given to an artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated

Art Metropole

Art Metropole is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualisation of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' collective General Idea as an artist-run centre.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre

The recently federated Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre together present a year-round program of major in-house and offsite exhibitions, as well as symposia, performances, and interdisciplinary events, with a contemporary and historical focus. Additionally, the galleries maintain and develop several unique collections, and foster emerging artists and curators in conjunction with the University of Toronto’s academic and co-curricular mandates.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario and owns one of the finest collections in Canada, featuring over 10,000 works of art. The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning.

The Rooms

Immerse yourself in our culture at Newfoundland and Labrador's largest public cultural space. It's the place where it all comes together - our history, heritage and artistic expression. The Rooms unites the Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum. A place for people, The Rooms is a portal to the many stories our province has to tell.

Mercer Union

Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, is an artist-run centre dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art. We provide a forum for the production and exhibition of Canadian and international contemporary art at both formative and established stages. We see our programming as distinctive from other artist-run centres through a focus on producing new works. These activities are complimented by fostering critical discourses in and around contemporary art; programming a critical conversation series under the title of fORUM with leading thinkers, artists’ talks, studio visits, a commissioned billboard series, performances, publications, events and off-site projects.

Art Canada Institute

The Art Canada Institute is a non-profit research organization based at Massey College, University of Toronto dedicated to making Canadian art history a contemporary conversation. Founded in 2012, the ACI is the only national institution whose mandate is to create open-access original content to promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French. The ACI works with more than 50 of Canada’s leading art historians, curators, and visual culture experts who are dedicated to the creation of authoritative original content on the people, themes, and topics that have defined Canadian art history.


CART is an independent not for profit 501(c)(3) organization of Canadian artists and innovators living and working transnationally. Through a variety of programming and events, and by developing partnerships, we increase visibility for Canadian artists, researchers, curators, and galleries internationally.

Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum located 30 minutes west of Toronto. The Galleries is a forum for engaging people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. In all aspects of operations, Oakville Galleries draws on contemporary art to facilitate reflection and discovery in unexpected and stimulating ways.

Creeds Coffee Bar

The Creeds Coffee Bar extends the Creed's on-going commitment to quality, excellent service and personalization, for which, over the last three decades in the garment business, they have become known for. Particular to this new endeavour that offers various coffee options and gourmet goods at 390 Dupont St, is the presentation of a rotating selection of works from the Creed's personal collection of contemporary art.
In Kind Partners

Perceptive Listening

Perceptive Listening is a Toronto, Ontario based audio visual firm specializing in system design, installation and live events. Our mission is to deliver the best results through innovative design and unparalleled attention to your project.

Jacked Up Coffee

Jacked Up Coffee is Toronto’s finest mobile coffee establishment. Operating out of a vintage 1975 Citroen H Van nicknamed the "blue monster” the Jacked Up team grind Cut Coffee to produce world class drinks on the go.

Waddington's Auctioneers and Appraisers

Waddington's is Canada's largest and most diversified provider of auction services, offering live and online auctions of fine art and luxury goods including Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Inuit, and International Art, as well as Decorative Arts, Jewellery, and our latest addition, Fine Wine and Spirits. Waddington's international network of clients and contacts ensures our auctions and services reach the broadest possible audiences. We are proud supporters of cultural activities in our community.


Klaus by Nienkamper is Toronto’s exclusive retailer for residential furniture and accessories by several European and UK manufacturers in the vanguard of modern design, including Moroso, e15, Moooi, and Tom Dixon.


Universe provides ticketing and event management software for events ranging from small workshops to large international conferences. Universe has developed highly effective promotional features that help event organizers leverage social media to increase awareness about their events. Our technology also allows event organizers to sell tickets and process payments directly on their website, and on their Facebook page, with no redirect to an external site.


Although still a young practice, ARCHITECTURAMA is already gaining attention. Their projects explore the affinities between art and architecture. They are interested in the way spaces are occupied and perceived, a concern that is not limited to visual perception but keeps in mind other senses as well, and takes into consideration issues of physical and psychological comfort.


Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 200 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

Charton Hobbs

Charton-Hobbs Inc. was founded in 1988 through a partnership formed between two respected family-owned wine & spirit divisions of Basil D. Hobbs Inc., founded in 1925 and Herdt & Charton Inc., founded in 1923. Today Charton-Hobbs, in addition to being one of the longest standing wine and spirit agencies in Canada, is also one of the largest privately owned national sales and marketing companies committed to delivering premium beverage alcohol experience to the Canadian consumer.

Luxury Coach

Luxury Coach is a full service ground transportation company offering Sedans, SUV’s, Executive Van, Limousines, Shuttle Coaches, VIP Coaches and full size Hwy Coaches.

Quince Flowers

Established in 1996, Quince Flowers has always been a go-to destination for flower lovers. Our florists are artists who use beautiful blooms and your vision as their raw materials. Toronto Life cites Quince Flowers as "best-of" for floral deliveries in this city. Make your day awesome and visit or order from our store in the heart of Riverside.
A special thanks to Mr. Jacques Bernier, Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP, presenting sponsor of Feature's VIP Program.