Kwanzaa's fourth principle meaning cooperative economics. Join us inbuilding a legacy together at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre — The People's Residence

When you make a contribution to Blackhurst Cultural Centre, you’re making an investment. You are helping to support our mission to hold a place in the Bathurst/Bloor neighbourhood that has been the heart and soul of African and Caribbean people since the 1860s; You can become a monthly contributor and/or make a one-time donation to the Ujamaa Fund. The Ujamaa Fund is used to help support our ongoing work and keep our doors open by assisting with the programming and general operating costs. We invite you to join us in expressing culture through engagement, dialogues, performances, exhibitions and narratives about the African and Caribbean experiences.

Some of the Many Ways Your Commitment Helps
  • Provides opportunities for all Canadians and visitors to engage with the rich cultural legacy of African and Caribbean Canadians.
  • Creates a permanent cultural centre in the Bathurst/Bloor/Annex neighbourhoods.
  • Honours the trailblazers and way-makers of African and Caribbean descent.
  • Supports the potential of young people and future generations
  • Strengthens our roots in this significant neighbourhood and re-gain a sense of belonging.
  • Ignites social change through cultural exchange.

The Ujamaa Fund Goal is $500,000


ONLINE: Donate online by clicking on the boxes BECOME A MONTHLY CONTRIBUTOR and/or MAKE A ONE-TIME CONTRIBUTION to be directed to our secure donations page.

PHONE: Call 416-901-7720 from Monday to Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.
EMAIL: Send an email to Info@blackhurstcc.org
IN PERSON: Visit us at 777 Bathurst Street, Toronto, (south of Bathurst Subway Station)
MAIL: Complete a Donation Pledge form or mail your cheque to:
Blackhurst Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M5S 0B7

*Please note that we cannot issue charitable tax receipts. While we are a registered nonprofit organization, only registered charities can issue tax receipts.

Welcome to Blackhurst

by Anne Michaels

Toronto Poet Laureate 2016-2019

“A community is alive – it works, it raises its voice, it sings, it cries out with compassion, barters, argues, celebrates. The marketplace is a meeting place. Both the body politic and the body. Not what history makes of us, but what we make of history. For every name, add another. Beverly Mascoll. Austin Clarke. Albert Jackson. UNIA Hall. Itah Sadu & Miguel San Vincente. A Different Booklist. Contrast Newspaper. Joyce’s West Indies Food. Cecil Foster. Lloyd’s Barbershop. Caribbean Roti Palace. Harry Gairey. Deborah & Perry Brown. Royson James. Cherie’s Dressmaking. Higher Marks. Roger McTair. Stanley Grizzle. The Trane. Dr. G. Sobers. Too Black Guys. Home Service. Charles Roach. Hamlin Grange. Third World Bookstore. Wong’s. La Parisienne Unisex Hair Place. Ashanti Room. One Love Vegetarian. Al Peabody. Dr. Kenneth Montague. Richard Fung. Norman Otis Richmond. Jojo Chintoh. Molly Johnson. Sandra Foster. Every name welcomes another.”


Blackhurst Cultural Centre will also establish an Endowment Fund of $500,000. An endowment fund is an investment fund set aside for the long-term support of Blackhurst Cultural Centre. The principal of the endowment remains untouched, and only the income/interest from the fund is used for ongoing programs and services. An endowment fund will help to provides financial stability, make long-range planning possible due to a predictable stream of income, and it protects Blackhurst Cultural Centre in years of unforeseen financial impacts.
Please contact us for more information about our Endowment Fund at Info@blackhurstcc.org or 416-901-7720


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Blackhurst Cultural Centre – The People’s Residence respects the privacy of its donors; we do not sell, rent, or trade information about our donors. The information we collect is used to process donations, keep our donors informed about the activities of the organization, and ask for their support for our mission.