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Member Discounts

CARFAC Ontario has negotiated a number of discounts for our members at businesses around the province. Below is a list of current discounts, which you can take advantage of by presenting your CARFAC Ontario membership card.

Are you a business owner interested in offering a discount to CARFAC Ontario members?

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Legal & Financial

Visual Artists' Legal Clinic of Ontario (VALCO)

Visual Artists’ Legal Clinic of Ontario (VALCO), CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP have partnered to provide summary advice to artists about their legal rights and responsibilities.  This is a free, exclusive service for CARFAC Ontario Members.  
* Institutional Associate members are ineligible for this service.
All cases are subject to a conflict-of-interest check by Torys LLP. More information can be found here

Keslassy Freedman LLP

Barristers & Solicitors

CARFAC Members receive 25% off and capped fees on certain projects to be negotiated. 

25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 300  |  Toronto, ON  | M2N 6S6
416-645-5382 /

Vandana Taxali

Innovation & Creativity Lawyer

CARFAC Members receive 25% off and capped fees on certain projects to be negotiated.


Studio insurance designed for visual artists.

From $10,000 to $100,000 coverage for equipment, tools and artwork.
$10,000, $25,000 & $50,000 limits available for artwork in transit and at exhibitions.
$2M, $3M, $5 general liability limits available.
Optional coverage for sales & training activities.

Visual artist members of CARFAC Ontario are eligible to a 15%* group discount!
*Some admissibility criteria may apply.

1-855-382-6677   |

Sanderson Entertainment Law

Practising Arts & Entertainment Law since 1983

Co-author of Artist Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists, published by CARFAC Ontario

15% Discount on legal fees for CARFAC Ontario members 

577 Kingston Road, Suite 303, Toronto ON Canada, M4E 1R3
T: +1 416 971 6616 | F: + 416 971 4144 |
Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Dipchand LLP 

Helping creators share their work with the world!

25% discount to CARFAC members; 

Capped fees for certain projects.

Simpson Tower | 401 Bay Street | Suite 2100
Mailbox #55  | Toronto ON  |  M5H 2Y4 | 1-416-504-5805

Personal Tax Advisors

Income tax preparation for artists, performers and freelancers.
10% discount off tax preparation for CARFAC members.

647-351-5099 /

Art Suppliers

Aboveground Art Supplies

10% discount on all items in store

74 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-591-1601 /

Creative Art & Frame

20% discount on custom framing

109 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London
519-660-1065 /

Palette Art School & Supplies

15% off regular priced items

1600 Steeles Avenue West, Unit 2, Concord
905-738-7889 / / 

Framing Dames

20% off framing and art supplies.

362 Old Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Germotte Photo & Framing Studio

40% discount on custom framing
Please call for full details.

358 Ravenhill Avenue, Ottawa / 613-725-6958 /

King's Framing & Art Gallery

10% off regular everyday low priced items; 
20% off custom framing. 

Not applicable on sale items, and special or custom orders.
To obtain the discount, members must show their valid CARFAC Ontario membership card prior to purchase.
Applies to in-store, in-stock items only. Not valid with any other offer or special order purchases.

188 Voyer Rd., Corbeil
705-752-4211 /

Paperhouse Studio

15% off classes for CARFAC Ontario Members with promo code*

* Members can find discount promo codes in the Members' Portal

Artscape Youngplace, Unit 102, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

Wallack's Art Supplies & Framing

Save up to 10% off their everyday low prices.
Offer not applicable to sale items, and special or custom orders. Show valid CARFAC Ontario membership card to obtain discount.

Please visit for all store locations in Ontario and Quebec.

Akasha Art Projects

20% framing discount

204 Carlton Street, Toronto / 647-348-0104 /

Curry's Art Supplies

10% off regular priced items

Show valid CARFAC ID in-store at cash prior to purchase. Applies to-in store, in-stock items only.
Not valid with any other offer or special order purchases

Visit to find a store near you!

Fabulous Printing

12% off the regular printing price.

72 Tecumseth St., Toronto
16-703-0159 /

Jeremy Does Art Prints

15% off on regularly priced printing products and digital services to CARFAC members with a valid membership card. Discount excludes gift cards. Additional bulk kick-backs available on large print runs!

163 Sterling Road, Studio No. 125, Toronto

Gwartzman's Art Supplies

10% off regular priced items.
Show valid CARFAC ID in-store at cash prior to purchase. Applies to-in store, in-stock items only. Not valid with any other offer or special order purchases.

Visit for more information!

Painted Turtle Art Shop

20% discount on in-store and mail orders.

4 Balsam St., Thunder Bay ON P7A 5M7
Phone: 807-344-4636 / Fax: 807-346-0201 /

Discount on replacement projector lamps with promo code*

* Members can find discount promo codes in the Members' Portal

Wyndham Art Supplies

5% discount on regular priced merchandise.

125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph / 1-800-560-1970

Health & Wellness

The Arts & Entertainment Plan

In partnership with AFBS, CARFAC Ontario is now offering its members health insurance specifically designed for Canadian artists. The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is managed by a not-for-profit insurer that has 17,000 artists as members and has operated for more than 40 years. No medical is required, it’s affordable and you can enroll online in minutes! 
Learn more at
Please note – you must be over 18 and under 71 years of age to enroll. If you have been insured recently with another plan and are over 70 you may qualify – call 1-800-387-8897 ext 238 for details. 

Dr. Lauren Stethem D.C.

15% discount on regular priced appointments and treatment packages in addition to a Free Assessment. The clinic is located at Yonge and Eglinton and is very accessible by the TTC. Free parking is available close by.

2004-2300 Yonge Street  |  Toronto, ON
647-459-0805 / / website

Sutherland-Chan Massage Clinic

15% discount on regularly priced massage therapy appointments.
15 Gervais Dr., Suite 104, North York, ON
416-924-1107 /

Shift Collab: Online Therapy

CARFAC Ontario Artist Members can access virtual psychotherapy for the flat rate of $125 / 50min session + HST where applicable*

Click here to access care:

  • Click "I want to refer myself to therapy"
  • Complete online form: Include membership number & expiry date
  • Submit form & get matched with a therapist! (RP, MSW, or RSW)

Shift Collab is one of Canada’s leading therapy practices, offering exceptional counselling and mental healthcare virtually from coast to coast. Our curated team of over 125 social workers and psychotherapists collaborate with you to navigate all of life’s challenges.

*As required by law, HST will apply to the existing $125 flat rate only in cases where a member is specifically matched with a Registered Psychotherapist (RP). | 1-800-661-8681

Robin Faye - Yoga & Bodywork

20% discount off private yoga lessons

Thunder Bay, ON
807-632-6591 / / website

Wellington Village Massage Therapy

Discounted rates for CARFAC Ontario members: $55 for 1 hour and $30 for 1/2 hour.

The clinic is based in the Westboro area which is just West of downtown. Marque Laflamme is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been in practice for 11 years in Ottawa focusing primarily on rehabilitation/injury as well as some relaxation focused therapeutic massage.

Marque Laflamme, RMT   |    29 Julian Avenue  |  Ottawa, ON / 613-761-5603 

Bea Gancedo Counselling

Counselling services for CARFAC Members at 15% discounted rate.  

Bea Gancedo is a member of OAMHP offering Counselling in English and Spanish. Brief formats and single-session available. Book your free consultation for further information.

647-500-9926  |

Services for Artists

Mac Medics

10% off services before taxes with valid CARFAC Ontario membership card.

Services include setup and configuration, trouble-shooting, onsite, phone and email support, network design and implementation, consultation on purchasing and more.

103 Pendrith Street, Toronto / 416-466-4066 

Storwell Self Storage

15% discount for CARFAC Ontario members at any of Storwell's three GTA locations.

300 Evans Avenue, Toronto
416-259-5555 /

Total Museum and Fine Arts Services

10% discount for CARFAC Ontario members on any of TOTAL's services.

TOTAL Museum and Fine Arts Services is a logistics company serving the fine arts and heritage sectors. TMFAS has three major areas of activity: transportation, services, and storage. As a member of the TOTAL Transportation Group of Companies TMFAS has access to a fleet of climate controlled vehicles to serve regional, national, and international transportation needs. TMFAS provides logistics support for the fine arts and heritage sectors, including, but not limited to: crate building, travelling exhibition management, case building, framing, digitization and collections management. TMFAS also provides temporary, climate controlled, storage services in Toronto and Halifax.


Border Crossings Magazine

10% discount on regular subscription rates

1-866-825-7165 /

Prefix Canadian Contemporary Photography Magazine

Receive a 5% discount off one subscription.

416-591-0357 /

C Magazine

Get 2 years for the price of 1 with promo code*

* Members can find discount promo codes in the Members' Portal

C Magazine - PO Box 5, Stn B  /.  416-539-9495 /

Art Galleries & Attractions

Art Gallery of Ontario

Save 20% on your membership to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Become an AGO member today and get FREE admission to the AGO’s collections for a full year, plus FREE admission and VIP access to most special exhibitions.  You’ll also get discounts galore on food, shopping and education programs, exclusive access to the Norma Ridley Members' Lounge, invitations to Members' events, subscription the monthly What’s On eNewsletter, free coat check, and so much more!

  • Individual: CARFAC Member Price = $88 (Regular $110). This level includes free admission for one named adult cardholder.
  • Member + Guest: CARFAC Member Price = $116 (Regular $145). This level includes free admission for one named adult cardholder and allows for one guest with each visit (one visit per day).
  • Family Membership: CARFAC Member Price = $116 (Regular $145). This level includes free admission for two named adult cardholders and up to 5 children ages 17 and under with each visit (one visit per day). Share this membership with a neighbour, friend or fellow artist and split the cost. 
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Opera Atelier

$30 Arts Worker tickets to all performances using the promo code*.

* Members can find discount promo codes in the Members' Portal

White Water Gallery

20% off membership

122 Main St. E PO Box 1491, North Bay
705-476-2444 / /

Canadian Opera Company

Arts Worker discounts on opera tickets $18 - $29

227 Front Street East, Toronto / 416-363-8231 

Canadian Stage

$20 Arts Worker ticket to all performances
CanStage Box Office - 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2W3 / / 416-368-3110 / 1-877-399-2651

The Group Tix Company

CARFAC members can enjoy personalized customer service, discounts of up to 25% off regular ticket prices and pay only a nominal processing fee for a variety of theatre, happenings and events across Canada and around Toronto.
 To order your discounted tickets:
647-438-5559 or Toll Free 1-866-447-7849


CARFAC Ontario is the association of visual and media artists in Ontario. Our vision is for vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities in which we as artists are properly recognized for the role we play.


414 - 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON. M5V 3A8

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(416) 340-8534

Toll Free: 1 877-890-8850


Mon - Wed,  11AM - 5PM

Please note that CARFAC Ontario staff are working remotely. As such, email is the preferred method for communication.

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