City of Industry: Golden MilE

A City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project

The Project

Scarborough Made is back for a second year as a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project. The City of Industry is our latest venture that places a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit of Scarborough's Golden Mile through photography and cinematography.

By capturing the diverse narratives that drive Golden Mile's industry and storytelling their perspectives on local entrepreneurship, we hope to build a deeper understanding of the strength that has defined Scarborough's Golden Mile neighbourhoods from past and present.

Paid Opportunities for youth creators

Scarborough Made has developed paid creative opportunities for eight (8) youth creators from Scarborough interested in leading aspects of the project OR producing documentary stories that will contribute to a community art installation within Scarborough's Golden Mile neighbourhoods.

The following roles have been developed to provide paid opportunities for youth looking to pursue the arts as a career.

Creative Coordinators: Three (3) coordination roles around i) story production, ii) art installation production and iii) community outreach for experienced youth (ages 18-28) interested in leading and developing community art projects

Youth Creators: Five (5) production roles for youth (ages 18-26) experienced with photography and cinematography and interested in documenting community stories to participate in a public art installation in the Golden Mile.

Applications Close on Friday July 26, 2022 @ 11:59pm


The Cultural Hotspot is an annual arts and culture program that celebrates Toronto's outside-the-core communities. Delivered in collaboration with local arts and community organizations, the program provides valuable opportunities for youth employment and mentorship through workshops, exhibits, events and more.

Little Jamaica and Golden Mile are the two neighbourhoods that will be animated for this year's Cultural Hotspot. For Little Jamaica, this includes communities as far west as Eglinton-West, Fairbank to the north, Oakwood-Vaughan to the south and Cedarvale to the east. Surrounding Golden Mile, the neighbourhoods of Bermondsey, Parma Court, Victoria Village, Wexford, Ionview, Clairlea and Clairlea-Birchmount are also included.

This program highlights the cultural significance of each community while celebrating their contributions to the cultural fabric of modern-day Tkaronto.

City of Toronto


Scarborough Made documents the narratives of humanity in Toronto’s East, by using the artistic mediums of photography and cinematography to amplify the voices of underserved neighbourhoods. Through our documentary storytelling process, we uncover diverse stories that explore themes of culture and community, during our current times.

Scarborough Made brings together the collective vision of co-founders Alex Narvaez & Sid Naidu, who produce community-based storytelling projects and public art installations.


Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City of Toronto's funding body for artists & organizations to explore, create and thrive. TAC grants lead to exhibitions, performances, readings and workshops seen each year by over 5 million people across the city. TAC is proud to play a leadership role in fostering Toronto's dynamic and diverse arts scene.

Toronto Arts Council