Space For Art

Space For Art is a pilot program offered by Toronto Arts Council with support from the City of Toronto. The intent of the program is to help address the critical shortage of space for artists and arts programming in Toronto, enhance the profile of the arts in Toronto, and contribute to the street life and vitality of City neighbourhoods. All spaces managed under the program are currently occupied.

Art/Work Gallery space at 568 Richmond St. W.

Space For Art offers below-market rent on a select number of gallery and studio spaces to Toronto-based artists and non-profit arts organizations.  The program is run on a cost-recovery basis.

TAC is acquiring space as it becomes available as part of Section 37 Agreements with the City. Spaces are small (usually 500 to 1,000 square-feet) and located in separate developments. Live/work space is not part of the program.  There are currently no spaces available for rent.  Space for Art spaces ccupied by arts groups are described below:


Gallery/Studio Spaces

568 Richmond St. West

This space is currently occupied and next available beginning July 2017.  For more information, please contact Armen at armen@torontoartscouncil.org.

The TAC Art/Work Gallery is a 1,000 square-foot, purpose built gallery space that is ideal for displaying work in any medium. 

Features include:

  • Wall-mounted hanging rails and hardware
  • Movable, double-sided walls for additional hanging space
  • Polished concrete floors
  • 20' ceiling height on the east side of the space
  • Fully-accessible with two accessible washrooms
  • WIFI
  • Electronic security system

The gallery is located at the corner of Richmond Street West and Portland, in close proximity to 401-Richmond as well as a number of Queen West galleries. Please note that is intended as publicly-accessible gallery space and is not suitable as a work studio or live-work use.

32 Camden Avenue (west of Spadina)

This space is currently occupied.  The gallery is on the north side of Camden between Spadina and Brant St., in close proximity to 401 Richmond as well as a number of Queen West galleries.

Following an open call for proposals in Fall of 2014, Neighbourhood Arts Network was selected as the tenant of this studio. The space is being used for a combination of administration, workshops and networking. 

126/132/142 Fort York Blvd.

These spaces are currently occupied.  Toronto Arts Council manages three studio spaces at the Railway Lands development at Fort York Boulevard and Dan Leckie Way, just East of Bathurst. The studio spaces range from 600 to 1400 square feet.
Following an open call for proposals in Fall 2013, Jumblies Theatre and Art of Time Ensemble were selected as tenants of these studios. Both organizations use their spaces for a combination of administration and programming, with a particular focus on public programming that engages the immediate community.