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Mission

Based on a mission with three interconnected components (Circus - Earth - Human), TOHU is a laboratory for sustainable development through culture.

As the only presenter specializing in contemporary circus in North America, it supports the development of the discipline by offering the best of circus from here and elsewhere around the world, in season and through its MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENTEMENT CiRQUE Festival, while supporting training, research, creation and circulation within an international network. It also supports the education of audiences and the building of a memory of circus through mediation, exhibitions and the development of the Jacob William Fund). It thus contributes to positioning Montreal as the international capital of the circus arts.

See also Cité des arts du cirque


As the first LEED Gold-certified green building in Quebec, TOHU acts as a reception and interpretation pavilion in Frédéric-Back Park, a model of transformation and environmental engineering. It offers a wide range of educational activities related to the environment and guarantees compliance with the highest standards for the organization of eco-responsible events.

See also Sustainable development


Finally, anchored in the heart of the Saint-Michel district, one of the most disadvantaged but also one of the youngest and most multicultural districts in Canada, it acts as a driving force for cultural, social and economic vitality in its territory. Like a cultural center, it offers free multidisciplinary programming for neighbourhood residents, while developing expertise in the organization of major outdoor events such as the Saint-Michel FALLA. It is distinguished by a bold local employability policy that favours the Saint-Michel youth.

See also Quartier Saint-Michel

In doing so, TOHU demonstrates that it is possible to participate in the development of an artistic discipline with a strong international reputation, while respecting the environment and working in harmony with neighbouring communities.

2345, rue Jarry Est,
Montréal (Québec) H1Z 4P3