Toronto Arts & Business Award

Each year, at the Mayor's Arts Lunch, a local business is recognized with the Toronto Arts & Business Award. The chosen business has made an important contribution to the arts in Toronto through innovative and transformational partnerships. Presented in partnership with Toronto Arts Foundation, Business for the Arts, and the Toronto Star, this award was established in 2006.

Nominated by Studio 180 Theatre for their exceptional commitment to arts enrichment and education, BridgeWater Family Wealth Services' multi-year sponsorship supports an innovative workshop program for high school students called Studio 180 IN CLASS. This multidisciplinary program uses theatrical techniques to humanize social and political issues and helps students by generating discussion, developing critical thinking skills, exploring multiple viewpoints, promoting empathy and inspiring creativity. BridgeWater's support plays an integral role in the program and has helped over 1,500 students from across Toronto and the GTA access arts enrichment programming over the last three years.

Bridgewater Award - Studio 180

Past recipients of this award:

  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC Mellon
  • Scotiabank
  • Sun Life
  • TD Bank Group
  • Torys LLP