Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point offers affordable retreat space, studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers.

Located in the 35,000 square-foot, former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, its tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

Over the years, many hundreds of artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and programmed/thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

We've hosted hundreds of charitable and not-for-profit groups that have used the centre’s conference facilities to host staff retreats, training sessions, strategic planning and more. Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by Artscape Event Venues. As well, a number of unique partnerships have brought arts and music festivals to the centre’s grounds (and semi-private beach).

Read the full case study for this project (including its history and development) on the Artscape D.I.Y. website.