Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
In 1995, Artscape opened Artscape West Queen West, the first legal artist live/work building in Toronto. The re-development of this former warehouse helped trigger the revitalization of a then downtrodden part of Queen Street West.
Today, Artscape West Queen West is in the heart of a thriving gallery district and arts community and is a stunning example of rent-geared-to-income housing that works. The sense of pride and ownership felt by its artists resonates beyond the walls, through its spectacular gardens and deep into the community.
In addition to 22 live/work studios, Artscape West Queen West is home to five work studios, including William Oldacre Fine Art Print Studio, Toronto Blues Society and Graven Feather Studio.
Read the full case study on the Artscape D.I.Y. website.