Mission and Mandate

Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Isabel brings together exceptional spaces and programs for students and community to learn, discover, think, do, and experience, together.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to inspire excellence and engagement through the arts in:

  • Arts education
  • Diverse arts presentation, engagement, and innovation
  • Facility management

Our Mission

For Diverse Artists and Audiences: To inspire, stimulate, and transform our audiences through outstanding cultural and intercultural experiences and dialogue.

For Students: We and our academic partners at the DAN School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media offer transformative student experiences through the intersections of multiple disciplines of education and the performing and film arts to develop them to their fullest potential as artists, pacesetters, and global citizens.

For Emerging Talent: We are an accelerator for the artistic development of emerging talent.

For Arts Creators: We are an incubator for new technologies and multi-disciplinary work creation.

Wood, glass, and steel make up the winning design of the Isabel, located within the courtyard of the historic Morton’s brewery and stable.

Rent the Isabel for your next performance, recording, film screening, conference, wedding, and more.

Explore current opportunities to join the Isabel team.

Meet the Isabel staff and contact us.

About the Bader & Overton Canadian Piano Competition and more.