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In an increasingly busy and disconnected world, Orchestra Toronto: the “crown jewel of Canadian community orchestras,” brings together musicians and audiences to share great orchestral music in Toronto, and has done so since 1954.

A charitable organization, the orchestra comprises an average of 85 musicians (number varies depending on what is required for each concert). The musicians are volunteers. That number includes up to 15 Student Fellows each year. Student Fellows are talented young musicians, studying full time, who are welcomed into the orchestra for one or more concerts and receive individual mentoring from a member of their section and from our Artistic Director, Maestro Michael Newnham. Student Fellows’ fees are waived.

In addition to training young instrumentalists, we offer five annual apprenticeships for aspiring conductors studying music or working as conductors. Each conductor works with the Orchestra and Maestro Newnham for one concert cycle, rehearsing at the podium and receiving tutoring from the Maestro. This opportunity to spend significant time in front of the orchestra represents invaluable training.

Orchestra Toronto is funded by a combination of the sale of tickets to our concerts (favourably priced relative to comparable downtown entertainment), some government grant funding (limited due to demand from other arts organizations), annual fundraising events and of course sponsors. Part of this funding also is directed towards a new initiative we started a few years ago, which involves reaching out into our community and offering to bring children (as well as a parent/guardian) to our concerts who otherwise could not afford to attend. In addition, we also offer an annual competition for young adults between the ages of 13 and 23 in a different musical instrument each year for the chance to win a scholarship and more importantly have the chance to play on stage with our full orchestra.

We are actively seeking individuals and businesses to sponsor our performances and outreach programmes.

CONCERT SEASON SPONSOR: $20,000

As a special partner that helps us present a full season of music, you will receive:

  • Complimentary season tickets for 10 guests
  • A full-page colour ad on the back cover of each of our concert programs — annual attendance 3000
  • Your logo on all of our printed publicity materials — annual distribution over 100,000
  • Your logo and a link to your website on our website and electronic publicity materials
  • Recognition and signage at all of our concerts and events

CONCERT SPONSOR: $5,000

As a partner that helps us present one or more of our five season concerts, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for 10 guests to the concert you sponsor
  • A full-page black-and-white ad in the concert program of the concert you sponsor — average attendance 800
  • Your logo in our printed publicity materials for your concert(s) and in our season brochure — distribution 15,000
  • Your logo on our website and electronic publicity materials for your concert
  • Recognition and signage at the concert(s) you sponsor

CONCERT CO-SPONSOR or PRE-CONCERT CHAT SPONSOR: $3,000

As a partner that joins another sponsor to present one or more of our five season concerts, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for six guests to the concert at which you are a sponsor
  • A half-page black-and-white ad in the program of the concert you sponsor —average attendance 600
  • Your logo in our printed publicity materials for the concert you sponsor and in our season brochure — distribution 15,000
  • Your logo on our website and electronic publicity materials for the concert at which you are a sponsor
  • On-stage recognition and signage at the concert(s) at which you are a sponsor

SECTION SPONSOR (Violin I & II, Viola, Cello, Brass, Winds, Percussion): $2,000

As a partner that helps support rehearsal, music, and performance costs associated with your chosen section or the orchestra, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for four guests to a season concert of your choice
  • A half-page black-and-white ad in the concert program of a concert of your choice — average attendance 600
  • Your logo in our season brochure — distribution 15,000
  • Your logo and a link to your webpage on our website
  • Recognition at our concerts and mention in our pre-concert chats

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP SPONSOR: $1,500

As a partner that helps us mentor an accomplished music student, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for four guests to a season concert of your choice
  • Mention in the concert program of a concert of your choice — average attendance 600
  • Your logo on our website

IN-KIND SPONSOR: $???

We are seeking in-kind sponsors for the following:

  • Performer flower presentations
  • Printing: programmes and promotional materials
  • Refreshments for musicians and visiting guests

As a partner that helps us reduce our programme costs, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for you and a guest to a season concert of your choice
  • Mention in our concert programmes — average attendance 600
  • Your logo on our website

Orchestra Toronto Needs You!

Even if you do not fit into one of our sponsorship categories, we welcome your support! Please get in touch so we can work together to create a custom opportunity for you to help one of Canada’s premier community ensembles.


Click here to DONATE NOW through CanadaHelps.org (CanadaHelps for Charities) a secure on-line payment method for donations.


 If you have any questions or require more information please contact us at info@orchestratoronto.ca or 416-467-7142

Registered Charitable Number   BN: 131037004 RR0001