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. Located in Toronto’s iconic Bathurst-Bloor neighbourhood, ADBCC engages the public to learn about these proud stories using literature, music, drama, dance and visual arts. We invite everyone to join us on this journey of discovery, inspiration and celebration because LEGACY LIVES HERE!

Mission To provide opportunities for Canadians and visitors to Canada to celebrate and engage in the rich cultural legacy and history of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry

Vision: A world class model in preserving a neighbourhood and a people’s history to ensure the rich legacy of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry.

ACCESSIBILITY

We are committed to practicing integrity and promoting activities that are inclusive, diverse and accessible to all abilities. Intergenerational sharing and youth led programs are encouraged.

EXCELLENCE

Integrity and promoting activities that are inclusive, diverse and accessable to all abilities. Intergenerational sharing and youth.

SELF-DETERMINATION

We encourage youth leadership, creativity, confidence, and courage to turn passion and ideas into action.

CONTINUITY & SUSTAINABILITY

We ensure best practice in program delivery, guest service, community collaborations and innovative experiences that bring diverse people together to co-create.