In The Press


The Globe and Mail
Sep 29, 2015
Rediscovering the musician's high on my rare, restorative vacation
The Globe and Mail
Sep 01, 2014
How creating art lightens the burden of depression
The Globe and Mail
May 02, 2014
Ten ways to make your work environment more productive
The Globe and Mail
February 21, 2014
The art school that churns out inspiration
The Globe and Mail
March 29, 2013
Ten easy ways to get your creative juices flowing
Toronto Mom Now
October 15, 2012
Avenue Road Arts School Where Creativity Thrives
Zoomer Magazine
October, 2012
Lola Rasminsky: Art advocate, entrepreneur, grandmother, Order of Canada inductee, Zooming at 68
The Globe and Mail
September 5, 2012
Building grit with joy at arts school
Help We've Got Kids
March 22, 2012
Help We've Got Kids Interviews Lola Rasminsky
Metro Morning, CBC Radio
April 12, 2011
Career Change (audio interview)
National Post
April 12, 2011
A vacation from their vocations
Rogers TV
December 2010
Parents Talk features the Avenue Road Arts School
Our Kids Blog
October 25, 2010
Backstage Notes: A "Glee-ful" ARAS Revue
Canada AM
March 16, 2010
Canada AM features Avenue Road Arts School and Arts for Children and Youth
Canadian Urban Institute
May 21, 2009
Toronto's Lola Rasminsky of Arts for Children and Youth wins National "Local Hero" Award
The Toronto Star
December 30, 2008
Teacher's graphic tales star kids on the fringes
Art teacher Dave Lapp's graphic novel depicts truthful, comic book-style vignettes of incidents that occurred during the 12 years he's worked at drop-in centres in at-risk communities in Toronto
The Toronto Star
December 3, 2008
Showtunes music class relieves stress
Belting out memorable show tunes every week is great stress relief for harried professionals
Today's Parent
September 9, 2008
One Picasso, Two Picasso, Three Picasso, Four
How art school can mold and shape your child
The Canadian Jewish News
November 22, 2007
Arts education advocate receives honour
The Guardian - York
July 12, 2007
York's Arts for Children of Toronto founder awarded Order of Canada
Press Release
July 11, 2007
Arts School's Founding Director Named to the Order of Canada
Press Release
June 11, 2007
460 Degrees of The Avenue Road Arts School - an art show of adult student work
Town Crier Online
January 8, 2007
Innovative arts teacher among six female entrepreneurs of the year
The Toronto Star
November 25, 2006
Familiar 'toon faces
Murals for sick kids patients
The Globe and Mail
November 25, 2006
The Queen of Arts
With a successful arts school, a citywide non-profit program and training for execs, Lola Rasminsky inspires kids – and adults – to channel their creativity
Royal Bank
November 2006
Congratulations to 2006 RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award Winners
Announces Lola Rasminsky as winner of the Bell Trailblazer Award
The Financial Post
November 21, 2006
Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Homemakers.com
2006
5 artistic activities to try
Inspirational endeavours to awaken your creative spirit
The Toronto Star
November 29, 2005
Build Self-Esteem Through Art
City lacks accessible programs to engage youth
The Globe and Mail
December 24, 2003
Taming Creativity
There are ways to foster innovation without tossing
productivity out the window
The Village Post
November 2003
Local Heroes
Art school founder crosses socio-economic borders
Town Crier Online
November 11, 2003
Arts School Reaches 10-year Milestone
The Globe and Mail
October 25, 2003
Getting Junior Into the "Right" Art Class
The Toronto Star
October 22, 2003
Painting a Portrait of Hope
The Toronto Star
March 23, 2002
Young and Old Meet in Harmony
The Toronto Star
March 17, 2002
The Dreams of Children and Seniors
Press Release
March 17, 2002
A Celebration of Lives Lived and Lives Dreamt Of
An artistic look at the inner worlds of seniors and children
The Globe and Mail
March 11, 2002
Lessons to Master Business
A pianist's advice can apply to management practices
The Toronto Star
November 12, 2001
An Uptown Singalong
Local amateurs croon favourites from the Great White Way
The Globe and Mail
July 14, 2001
Hire an Artist, It's Good for Business

The Financial Post
November 21, 2000

Portrait of an Artist as Free-form Exec
In this arts-based program, executives are encouraged to think beyond their routine and daily mental box
The Globe and Mail
November 14, 2000
A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Businessman
National Post
September 2, 2000
Some Big Shoes to Fill
Walking in the Shoes of the Masters
The Toronto Star
August 1, 1998
Kids Create Fantasy Land
Imagination is the key to time travel — to the past and to the future — for young arts school students
The Toronto Sun
January 29, 1995
Choices, Choices: Fun 101
Art School Magical Place for Creativity
The Toronto Star
August 6, 1994
Adults Just Wanna Have Fun
It's like being a kid again at the Avenue Road Arts School where people can be as loud, messy and creative as they want.