Toronto (BurntOUT Interactive Arts Society)

Regional Community

From our humble beginnings in 2001, to our thriving community today, the Toronto Burning Man Community (BurnT) has witnessed an evolution in art and civic building, year-round participatory events, and more fun than wrestling in a sumo suit. We have inspired people to become makers, builders, and art advocates, working to change the face of public art, placing Toronto on the world stage. Our two regional contacts (Laura and Lil’Jen) have been there since the beginning and have been attending Burning Man since 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2011 non-profit status was granted to BurntOUT Interactive Arts Society and a rotating board of five members was elected.

Our annual events include:

  • Santarchy (December)
  • Newbie Picnic (July)
  • mOOseman (3-day regional in August)
  • Urban Golf (spring)
  • Decompression (fall / winter)
  • Bunnarchy (April)
  • Brides of March (March)
  • Bi-Weekly Drink Nights (Thursday’s @ 6:30 p.m.)
  • Monthly Town Halls (first Thursday of the month)
  • Art Fundraisers (ongoing)

Our art projects and friend’s projects include:

We’d love to hear from you so please email us:


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Announcement List:

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Discussion List:

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Regional Contacts:

Laura Weller
burning since:
personal quote:
It's your life. Toy with it as you pleaseā€¦.
Jen Polyzotis aka Lil'Jen
burning since:
personal quote:
"Never lose your desire to play"