Keep Calm & Color On

Go into any bookstore and you’ll realize that coloring is no longer just for kids. Almost overnight, coloring has become an immensely popular adult activity. In the madness of everyday life, coloring gives us a chance to slow down, relax, and reconnect with the simpler things.

Mad About Coloring! Toronto recognizes that coloring doesn’t just invite calmness, but also community. With more than 400 members, Mad About Coloring! hosts monthly Meetups, where members can connect with other coloring enthusiasts. Held at local Toronto restaurants and cafes, members can express their creativity, while building connections with others, often over a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee.


Mad About Coloring!’s organizer, Yvette, makes sure that each Meetup is a unique experience, offering different themes and a variety of locations. Yvette encourages anyone who’s interested to attend, noting that the only things you need to bring are “your enthusiasm, creative urges, and feel-good attitude.” Everyone is welcome.

Meetups like Mad About Coloring!, show the world how simple passions can be the ones that connect us the most. Perhaps, in the not so distant future, we will actively choose paper over screen, pencils over keyboards. Until then, Mad About Coloring will continue connecting Toronto, one doodle at a time.


Marianka Campisi
Marianka provides support to the Meetup community and specifically loves helping members and organizers in our Italian speaking communities! In her spare time you can find her taking photos around the city or exploring the nearest bookstore.