Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Artscape Triangle Lofts is a condominium development created to preserve vital artist work and living space in the Queen West Triangle neighborhood of Toronto. Artscape Triangle Lofts is located in the podium of the Westside Gallery Lofts, a 20-storey condo tower at 150 Sudbury Street. In total, Artscape Triangle Lofts includes 68 artist live/work units over 56,000 square feet and a 1,100 square-foot gallery on the ground floor. Forty-eight of the units are owned by artists and arts professionals through an innovative affordable ownership program; the rest are owned by Artscape and rented to artists and arts professionals as affordable housing. As of January 2015, the ground-floor gallery space is occupied by Propeller Gallery, a member-run gallery with long-time roots in the West Queen West neighbourhood.
A non-profit initiative, the Artscape Triangle Lofts were created under a new self-sustaining development model that permits opportunities for both rental housing and live/work ownership, encourages a mixed-use community, and that supports a range of incomes in the arts community in perpetuity. Artscape acknowledges the tremendous leadership of the City of Toronto and project partners Urbancorp and Active 18 in developing this new model. Without their support and commitment, this project would have have been possible.
Read the full case study for the Artscape Triangle Lofts on the Artscape D.I.Y. website.