The Colour and Form Society was established in 1952 and has played a significant role in the cultural mosaic of Canada. The post-war period (Second World War) saw an influx of many Europeans to Canada, and among these “New Canadians” were visual artists of considerable talent. Forming an association and presenting their work as a unit, brought recognition of their distinct creativity.
Through their efforts, the CFS shows added to the escalation of art awareness that took place in Canada, especially in the l950s and 1960s. Today, the Colour and Form Society is an integral part of the artistic community of Canada and is one of the continuously longest standing art societies in Ontario, presenting exhibitions that showcase excellence in the visual arts. Even now, its multi-cultural structure adds a unique dimension to the Canadian identity.