Toronto's First Annual Festival of House Culture

A weekend of local music, theatre, film, poetry, painting, food, workshops, conversations, and community – all in people's living rooms and back yards!

Full schedule with times and locations on our website: and

All events are open to the public and pay-what-you-wish, with a suggested donation of $20 per event.

WHY: To encourage neighbours meeting neighbours, build local culture and community, and create intimate engagement with local arts and ideas.

After five years of running the popular, monthly music-and-conversation series The Piano Salon in homes across Toronto, Marcel Aucoin and Michael Holt coined the term "House Culture" to describe the rising tide of people putting on cultural events in their own homes. We believe this exciting phenomenon provides an unparalleled opportunity for intimate engagement with arts and ideas, while building local culture and community wherever it happens.

While people from all over Toronto will be attending and performing, this first Festival of House Culture will be situated in one particular area, to encourage neighbours meeting neighbours. There will be ten events, each including multiple forms of culture (i.e. music and theatre), combined with conversation and other participatory activities. All events are within walking distance of each other, and spread out over the weekend, so you may attend as many as you like.

Toronto's First Annual Festival of House Culture

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