About Us

During our 30 years of service, the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC) has provided thousands of children with quality music and art instruction. The Centre, situated on Parliament St. in the heart of Cabbagetown, includes studios for private lessons and practice, as well as a visual arts space, and a large performance area with a stage.

The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC) is one of the longest running registered charitable organizations of its kind in the city of Toronto. The Centre was founded in 1979 by local residents David Blackmore (flutist), Jim Heineman (saxophonist), and Tommy Oki (drummer) in response to a need for challenging programs in the arts and other organized activities for children living in St. James Town, Regent Park, and the surrounding areas.

Our role in the community is to provide high-quality arts and musical programming to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it.  We recognize that the education of arts and music plays a vital role in the lives of children. The CCAC contributes to the development of these young students by providing a safe haven to explore their musical and artistic potential.

Our Vision

Is to be an oasis of learning where children acquire an extraordinary sense of self, of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are valued. A world where they can fulfill their potential, shape their future and experience the joys of life.

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of children by providing them with arts and music lessons focused on building character, discipline and skill.

Our Values

Are based upon our founding principles; a commitment to providing a nurturing environment for the artist inside every child.