MYTORONTO: Photography Workshops & Contest Summer 2020

We believe you have a unique lens, and we want to see what you see.
(enter theme: #MakeItBeautiful)
MYTORONTO is an expressive arts program and contest which provides opportunities for people affected by homelessness and poverty to engage in artistic expression, make meaningful connections and learn new skills in photography, creative writing, and digital literacy.

This exciting program includes free online creative workshops and mentoring enabling participants to develop their skills in photography and writing. The contest component is optional, and includes an expert panel of judges, an opportunity to have your work published in an online exhibition, and also includes cash prizes for the top winners!

LIVE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS (Online) (11:00am – 12:00pm)

Tuesday, July 7 – Photography I
Thursday, July 9 – Photography II
Tuesday, July 14 – Social Media
Thursday, July 16 – Creative Writing

*workshop recordings available if live attendance is not feasible


Monday, July 20th- Monday, July 27th (ends at 5:00pm EST)

This year’s contest theme is #MakeItBeautiful. Look around your city of Toronto and show us through your lens what is it means to #MakeItBeautiful.
Entry to the contest is FREE and there is no experience necessary! Winning photographs will be featured in newly produced MYTORONTO products and public online exhibitions.

How to Enter the Contest:

• Register! To grab your spot or find out more, contact 416-964-7698 ext 229 or email
(Registration is mandatory and necessary in order to have access to the contest app).
• Get your hands on a device! Participants are welcome to use ANY Android or iPhone device. If you are unsure if your phone is eligible, contact
Participants in need of a device are eligible to register for one before the contest begins. Pick-up and device demonstration will be week of July 7th 2020. Please note devices are limited to the first 30 registered participants.
• Take photographs of what’s important to you – remember to #MakeItBeautiful!
• Upload your BEST 10 photos to the MYTORONTO App (instructions will be provided)