JCCC's 60th Anniversary Exhibition

The JCCC will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2023. 60 years is an important milestone in Japanese Culture as it signals the start of a new 60-year cycle – synonymous with rebirth. This exhibition highlights Japanese Canadian history from the late 1800’s, with a focus on the opening and history of the JCCC at 123 Wynford Drive in Toronto and its transition to 6 Garamond Court. The JCCC was established to create a safe space for Japanese Canadians, and to share Japanese culture with all Canadians. With the efforts of volunteers and the 75 guarantor families that signed the original mortgage needed to build the JCCC, the Centre has become a vibrant space to grow Nikkei community in the GTA and champion Japanese Canadian culture.

Call for Artist – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Art Commission


The JCCC is seeking to commission an art piece for the 60th year anniversary of the JCCC. The exhibition will be running from April 2023 until January 2024. The artwork commissioned should reflect the history of the JCCC – highlighting its community and history. It should take into consideration aspects of discrimination faced by the community including the model minority myth. The artwork can be a single piece or a participatory piece but must have a physical component. A budget of $1,500 will be offered as compensation for ownership of the piece whether it is by a single artist or collective.

Artists of varying art experience and education are welcomed to apply. Although not necessary, having Japanese ancestry is an asset. The successful applicant will be a featured artist for the JCCC during the Nuit Blanche Festival 2023. 

For more information on the artist commission artwork and how to submit an application, click here