Founded in 1986 by Ann Cooper Gay, Young Voices Toronto began as High Park Girls’ Choir. The High Park Choirs of Toronto became co-ed in the early 1990s, and continued its high-profile activities in music education, performance and touring.
In 2004, Zimfira Poloz became the Artistic Director and the programme expanded to include international tours, feature performances in major venues, workshops, community performances and local competitions.
In 2011, High Park Choirs became Young Voices Toronto to reflect its growing stature in the international choral community. Artistic Director Maria Conkey joined YVT in September 2017 and continues the exceptional musical legacy created by her predecessors.