The People’s Residence is the leading African & Caribbean Canadian cultural centre

We are the jewel on Bathurst St.

Legacy Lives Here

A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC) – The People’s Residence is a non-profit hub and destination that provides opportunities to experience the rich culture and history of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry. The Centre engages the public to learn about these proud stories using literature, music, drama, dance and visual arts.

We are for the people. By the people. We are constantly evolving.

We’re moving to an expanded home in the New Mirvish Village in Fall 2022.

Experience Our Programs

Together we can power the future.

& Learning

Strengthening skills and knowledge

& Innovation

Building a talent pool with technical skills

& Health

Promoting mental, spiritual, physical health and well-being

& Community

Creating new connections and sharing cultural experiences

We’re stronger together

We are community centred and people powered. With your ongoing support, ADBCC continues to deliver its cultural programming to Canadians, and individuals across the globe. Thank you.

Become A Member

Make The People’s Residence your home away from home.

Buy A Brick

Mark your name in history with a brick for our new building.

Monthly Contributor

Giving never felt so good. It’s as  easy as 1-2-3 click.

One Time Contributor

Your support means the world to us and our faithful patrons.

What’s the word

Don’t take our word for it, hear what’s other’s are saying:

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Champions Challenge

Tis the season for giving and these Champions agree! Over the next 10 weeks, ADBCC champions will be competing to raise the most dollars within their network within the Buy A Brick campaign to fund our new home. 

The Great Cake Bake Off

Come one, come all! It’s time to crown this year’s “Best Black Cake” of 2021! Whether you are a baker or a volunteer taste tester, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 11, 2021 to join us for Black Cake Day 2021. 

New Home In Mirvish Village

Guess who’s moving back across the street to 756 Bathurst St. Fall 2022? ADBCC, The People’s Residence is excited to be moving into a bigger and bolder space in the new Mirvish Village.

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The Board and staff of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre acknowledge the original caretakers and storytellers of this land – the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and the Wendat First Nations. We thank these mighty nations for allowing us to build our families, homes and dreams in this land. We pledge to walk hand in hand with them as we journey on the road to self-determination. Meegwetch.