July 2015 - Toronto's Classical FM 96.3 ran this feature about our Great Big Music Week..

April 2015 - CBC-Toronto's Metro Morning, Toronto's most popular morning show, aired a segment about our Yorkwoods centre.

March 2015 - Inside Toronto has a story about the entry of our documentary, Music Lessons, appearing in the 2015 Hot Docs Festival.


April 2014 - Here's a  fantastic video presentation put together by four music students at the University of Toronto School. They created this video just before we expanded to Yorkwoods, and it does a great job in summarizing our goals and accomplishments.

March 2014 - The  Toronto Community Foundation features Sistema Toronto in their latest newsletter.

January 2014 - Toronto's CBC-TV ran a  great story on Sistema Toronto on January 3. The segment highlights our kids in the classroom, and it introduces viewers to some of the guiding principles behind the creation of Sistema Toronto that continue to drive its growing success.


December 2013 - The WholeNote profiles Sistema Toronto and its entry in the  Aviva Community Fund campaign.

October 2013 -  Sistema Toronto highlighted in Toronto's Vital Signs 2013 Report released by touchstone funder Toronto Community Foundation

April 2013 -
A wonderful overview of Sistema Toronto and our sister programs across Canada in ParentsCanada's April issue.

April 2013 -
The Sistema Fellows Program's April newsletter has a lead article penned by David Visentin and Inga Petri.

March 5, 2013 - The WholeNote profiles David Visentin, Sistema Toronto's Executive Director.


May 26, 2012 - CBC Television documentary, Sistema Revolution, tells how New Brunswick's adoption of the Venezuelan miracle leads to profound social change.


July 4, 2011 - Globe and Mail story by Anne McIlroy highlights El Sistema and the transformational power of music.

June 20, 2011 - The Toronto Star covers the launch of Playing to Potential in Parkdale.


April 23, 2010
- William Littler, music critic for the Toronto Star, witnessed first-hand how El Sistema has changed the lives of disadvantaged Latin youth. 


Global Television 



May 27, 2015 - Sistema Toronto announces expansion to two centres in Scarborough

March 10, 2015 - Sistema Toronto documentary selected for 2015 Hot Docs


October 2, 2014 - Shauna Rolston signs on as Sistema Toronto's Honorary Ambassador

September 24, 2014 - Sistema Toronto announces $825,000 in grants from four Toronto foundations

July 7, 2014 - Sistema Toronto to take part in international exchange program with European Union Sistema programs

June 17, 2014 - Sistema Toronto invited to participate in Toronto Community Foundation's 7th-Annual Vital Toronto event

May 12, 2014 - Toronto technology start-up partners with Sistema Toronto to deliver music education app

March 18, 2014 -
Sistema Toronto performs at Gala Dinner to celebrate the appearance of Gustavo Dudamel at Roy Thomson Hall

January 20, 2014 - Sistema Toronto appears in Middle Childhood Matters Coalition Toronto's Educational Evening at City Hall

January 8, 2014 - Sistema Toronto makes a donation to Sistemang Pilipino in aid of their efforts to recover from Typhoon Haiyan


November 8, 2013 - University of Toronto's Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association holds benefit concert for Sistema Toronto

October 9, 2013 - Sistema Toronto fundraiser brings in over $25,000, powered by performances from Canadian music headliners

October 1, 2013 - Sistema Toronto announces partnership with Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School, with funding from Arts Access Fund.

June 17, 2013 - Sistema Toronto to be honoured at Toronto Community Foundation's Vital Toronto Celebration 2013

April 29, 2013 -
Playing to Potential program expands to Yorkwoods Public School in Toronto's Jane/Finch neighbourhood

April 10, 2013 - Sistema Toronto receives$30,000 grant from Toronto Community Foundation's Vital Ideas Program


Nov. 8, 2012 - Renowned violinist James Ehnes represents Sistema Toronto as honourary music music ambassador

Oct. 10, 2012 - Maestro Peter Oundjian named as Sistema Toronto's first honourary music ambassador

May 8, 2012 - Playing to Potential children to receive the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protege prize

April 13, 2014 - Sistema Toronto releases schedule of upcoming Playing to Potential concerts


Dec 21, 2011 - Sistema Toronto presents their 2011 holiday benefit fundraiser to celebrate Playing to Potential program

Dec 20, 2011 - Playing to Potential children present their 2011 holiday concert in their first-ever public performance

Dec. 7, 2011 - CIBC Miracle Day fundraising event helps young musicians to play to their potential

Oct 14, 2011 - Putting custom-selected instruments in the hands of Parkdale's youngest musicians

Sept 22, 2011 - Internationally acclaimed youth education program launches in Toronto