The LOFT Youth Centre for Social Enterprise and Innovation
The L.O.F.T. stands for Life Opportunities, Food and Technology.
The LOFT Youth Centre for Social Enterprise and Innovation is a hub for youth social entrepreneurship, with three in-house enterprises and a range of programs, services and supports. It is located in Toronto’s west end, and operates as an arm of the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre.
Thoughts about art and community:
Toronto possesses a resounding number of interdisciplenary artists that can barely make a living off of their talents. This predicament forces many to sacrifice their vision and effort, further marginalizing those that can't afford training and post-secondary education in various media. Our job as youth-led social enterprises is to provide sustainable solutions and support for young people interested in pursuing creative careers.