Who are we?
People who love the arts. Over half of us are Professional Members whose careers have been in one or more of our 'LAMPS' disciplines: Literature, Architecture, Music, Painting/visual arts, and Stage. These are very broadly interpreted, with photography, film, radio, television, journalism, poetry, interior design, sculpture, illustration, set design, computer graphics, advertising and public relations coming under one or more of these umbrella groups. Other Members are enthusiasts who lives are enriched through the active appreciation of the arts, and who enjoy an involvement with the artistic community.
What happens at the Club?
The Club is remarkable for the number and variety of events taking place in the course of any month. We offer regular literary and music luncheons, members' dinners, musical and/or dramatic stage productions and art exhibitions.
Members take part in groups exploring creative writing, poetry, photography, screenwriting, winetasting. Each week artists gather in our 3rd floor studio to paint the model, and also enjoy plein air sessions and painting trips. Choristers among us perform at special events, and each Friday night our Ad Lib group offers improv and alternative performances aimed at, but not exclusive to, our younger Members!
We celebrate festive events: an annual Boar's Head procession, dinner at Christmas and Easter, New Year's Eve galas, Burns dinners, theatre outings, and an annual garden party. Each April, we produce our renowned Spring Revue, a tradition since the late 1920s.
The Club's history is rich, and our Archives are full of wonderfully interesting historical artifacts dating back over a century.
You will find us engaged in spirited discussions in the cosy library, the lounge, or across the dining tables — good conversation and camaraderie are long-standing traditions. We have an excellent dining room with a wonderful and creative Chef.
Where are we?
St George's Hall, at 14 Elm Street, is close to theatres, shopping, and the business centre of Toronto. We are two blocks from the Yonge and Dundas subway stop, and there is discounted Members' parking nearby.