In The Press


The Globe and Mail
Sep 29, 2015

The Globe and Mail
Sep 01, 2014

The Globe and Mail
May 02, 2014

The Globe and Mail
February 21, 2014

The Globe and Mail
March 29, 2013

Toronto Mom Now
October 15, 2012

Zoomer Magazine
October 2012

The Globe and Mail
September 5, 2012

Help We’ve Got Kids
March 22, 2012

Metro Morning, CBC Radio
April 12, 2011

Career Change (audio interview)

National Post
April 12, 2011

A vacation from their vocations

Rogers TV
December 2010

Our Kids Blog
October 25, 2010

Canada AM
March 16, 2010

Canadian Urban Institute
May 21, 2009

The Toronto Star
December 30, 2008

Teacher’s graphic tales star kids on the fringes
Art teacher Dave Lapp’s graphic novel depicts truthful, comic book-style vignettes of incidents that occurred during the 12 years he’s worked at drop-in centres in at-risk communities in Toronto

The Toronto Star
December 3, 2008

Showtunes music class relieves stress
Belting out memorable show tunes every week is great stress relief for harried professionals

Today’s Parent
September 9, 2008

One Picasso, Two Picasso, Three Picasso, Four
How art school can mold and shape your child

The Canadian Jewish News
November 22, 2007

The Guardian – York
July 12, 2007

Press Release
July 11, 2007

Press Release
June 11, 2007

Town Crier Online
January 8, 2007

The Toronto Star
November 25, 2006

Familiar ‘toon faces
Murals for sick kids patients

The Globe and Mail
November 25, 2006

The Queen of Arts
With a successful arts school, a citywide non-profit program and training for execs, Lola Rasminsky inspires kids – and adults – to channel their creativity

Royal Bank
November 2006

Congratulations to 2006 RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award Winners
Announces Lola Rasminsky as winner of the Bell Trailblazer Award

The Financial Post
November 21, 2006

5 artistic activities to try
Inspirational endeavours to awaken your creative spirit

The Toronto Star
November 29, 2005

Build Self-Esteem Through Art 
City lacks accessible programs to engage youth

The Globe and Mail
December 24, 2003

Taming Creativity
There are ways to foster innovation without tossing
productivity out the window

The Village Post
November 2003

Local Heroes
Art school founder crosses socio-economic borders

Town Crier Online
November 11, 2003

The Globe and Mail
October 25, 2003

The Toronto Star
October 22, 2003

The Toronto Star
March 23, 2002

The Toronto Star
March 17, 2002

Press Release
March 17, 2002

A Celebration of Lives Lived and Lives Dreamt Of
An artistic look at the inner worlds of seniors and children

The Globe and Mail
March 11, 2002

Lessons to Master Business
A pianist’s advice can apply to management practices

The Toronto Star
November 12, 2001

An Uptown Singalong
Local amateurs croon favourites from the Great White Way

The Globe and Mail
July 14, 2001

The Financial Post
November 21, 2000

Portrait of an Artist as Free-form Exec
In this arts-based program, executives are encouraged to think beyond their routine and daily mental box

The Globe and Mail
November 14, 2000

National Post
September 2, 2000

Some Big Shoes to Fill
Walking in the Shoes of the Masters

The Toronto Star
August 1, 1998

Kids Create Fantasy Land
Imagination is the key to time travel — to the past and to the future — for young arts school students

The Toronto Sun
January 29, 1995

Choices, Choices: Fun 101
Art School Magical Place for Creativity

The Toronto Star
August 6, 1994

Adults Just Wanna Have Fun
It’s like being a kid again at the Avenue Road Arts School where people can be as loud, messy and creative as they want.