Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts since 1887


  • SMALL GEMS - 10th Annual Members Art Show & Sale - Dignam Gallery - Nov 18 to Dec 17

FROM THE PRESIDENT Women’s Art Association of Canada

November 21, 2020

Today, unfortunately, I must announce that as of Monday November 23 we must close the  Women’s Art Association at 23 Prince Arthur Ave until further notice.  We have all heard the recent announcement about the spike in COVID infections  and must comply with the Provincial measures until health officials inform us of any changes.

Executive Office Manager, Cal Lorimer will be working from home to answer your calls and emails. Though we cannot invite you into the gallery Cal will be there each Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.to facilitate sales and pick- ups for Small Gems and the Sandra Henderson Tribute shows. You may reach Cal anytime on her cell – text or call 647-710-8791 or email cal@womensartofcanada.ca.

If you need more information please call me on my cell at 647-863-6454 or email president@womensartofcanada.ca.

Until a time when we are all safe from this pandemic please stay positive and keep smiling.

Warmest regards, Maggie Broda

  • You can visit all of our virtual EXHIBITIONS from the top menu bar on the home page
  • Check out our EVENTS calendar for our upcoming on-line lectures 
  • See our NEWS section to find out where our members are exhibiting in Toronto and Ontario

Mission Statement: Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit Charitable Organization that advances the appreciation, creation and exhibitions of the arts. WAAC’s charitable mandate supports development in the arts through its scholarship program and public education. WAAC is committed to an inclusive culture of diversity and equity.

Over its 132-year history WAAC has served as a haven for visual artists, musicians, writers and devotees of the arts — a place where like-minded people can meet in a welcoming environment. (Membership)

Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, the heart of WAAC is a charming 19th century house that backs onto a lovely formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Mary Dignam Gallery, a large, attractive room that hosts openings, receptions and, of course, members’ art exhibitions. It is also the venue for our lectures on the arts and concerts. Many of these events are open to the public.

Interested in booking our galleries, rooms, garden, for an exhibition, event or wedding, please see Rentals and we look forward to seeing you around the house.