For over ten years, the Toast Collective has been a grassroots nerve centre for new bands, art movements, community projects, and activism.

However, right now our financial situation doesn't look good. Our rent has been raised to $1500/month as of this year, and this is absolutely too expensive for the way we've been operating. We don't charge much to host an event at the Toast, so that we can keep our rates accessible for artists who can't pay out of pocket and who might not have a very large audience.

We love hosting these events and supporting these artists, so we'd really prefer not to raise our event rates if we can.

Please consider donating! No donation is too small (or too large!), and Go Fund Me allows you to list your name or donate anonymously, whichever you prefer. Your donation will go completely towards our operating costs -- the Toast is run by 100% volunteer labor.

Speaking of which... there are only five of us who do everything for the space, and frankly we're burning out running all these events ourselves! There is a lot of demand to host more events at the Toast, but we don't have enough volunteers to host them. If you are able to volunteer with us, a donation of your time would be equally valuable! If you want to volunteer with us, set up an event, or just e-transfer your donation, you can find us at [email redacted].

We also have a Patreon  if you'd like to sponsor us with a monthly donation.

Finally, we'll be hosting an all-day fundraiser show  on January 18th 2020. Please come out and bring a friend!!

(Cover photos by Steve Louie)
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Caitlin Gilroy
Vancouver, BC

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