Artscape Gibraltar Point offers affordable short-term studio and accommodations rentals for artists and creative types who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. Artists enjoy clean and cozy private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free WiFi, bike rentals, beautiful outdoor spaces and spectacular views of the lake from the Gibraltar Point Beach. It's just a short ferry ride away from Toronto's city centre.

The residency program at Artscape Gibraltar Point is ideal for artists who are conducting research, working to meet a deadline, collaborating with others or who require temporary workspace. 

We offer two types of residencies: self-directed and programmed.

Self-directed residencies are perfect for artists seeking time and space to independently pursue their creative projects. Artists can apply to do a self-directed residency at any time.




Programmed Residencies allow artists to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist working in international contemporary art. Various models are explored including studio work, lectures, group discussion, collaboration and outdoor retreats, permitting residents to find common ground between practices and establish new connections. Artists can apply to take part in a thematic/programmed residency when opportunities are available (see below).

When you're ready to apply, proceed to Residencies: Book Your Stay.

Upcoming Programmed Residencies


Alchemy Artist Residency

Facilitator: Claire M Tallarico, Pat Jeffries, Luisa Milan
Program Dates: August 7 - 17, 2015
Application Deadline: July 3, 2015

Cost including taxes: $950 for private bedroom, or $800 for shared bedroom (package includes accommodation, shared meals, large shared studio, workshop facilitation, and an exhibition)

Alchemy is a 10-day residency devoted to the exploration of the synergy between artistic practice and the growing, cooking and sharing of Island cultivated food (Friday, August 7-Monday, August 17).  Residents will have the opportunity to launch projects individually or collaboratively to create art, sculpture, photography, performance art, writing or video inspired by the garden and shared through a closing exhibit for work created during the residency. Residents will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own practice during the garden’s lush summer season with opportunities to join our gardeners and volunteers in the garden or share culinary creativity for communal dinners during the residency. Menus will be based on the Group’s appetite for sharing what is available from the garden in mid to late summer. There will be readings and discussions about the creative intersection of food and art, guest talks will help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.

Alchemy will be curated and facilitated by three strong advocates for the Gardens at AGP and its integration into artistic life and practice at Gibraltar Point. Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and emerging visual artist passionate about exploring the intersection between creative practice and food. AGP Head Gardener Pat Jeffries is a visual artist and farmer interested in food and art on a variety of levels, ranging from the pleasures and gift of food and how current political, economic and climatic events threaten our food security. Luisa Milan is a textile artist, chef and shape maker of many creative mediums.

Alchemy is limited to 10 residents. Skills guidance is available in culinary arts, painting, music making, activist art. Prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio spaces, facilitation and exhibition. Arrivals are on Friday August 7 from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on Monday August 17th before 11am. For more information please contact Claire M. Tallarico at or Teresa Ascencao at To apply, fill out the online form: (Please provide a website or link to your greening, culinary or artworks online).


Artscape Gibraltar Point
443 Lakeshore Ave., Toronto Island Toronto, ON
43° 36' 46.44" N, 79° 23' 2.436" W