Artscape Wychwood Barns

Artscape Wychwood Barns is a community cultural hub that opened in 2008 where a dynamic mix of arts, culture, food security, urban agriculture, environmental and other community activities and initiatives come together to provide a new lease on life for a century-old former streetcar repair facility.

This multi-faceted complex houses artist live/work spaces, programming and administrative facilities for not-for-profit organizations, indoor and outdoor growing areas, a community-run gallery and a 7,680 square foot “Covered Street” used for farmers and art markets, conferences and events. Unlike a traditional community centre, the Artscape Wychwood Barns operate on a self-sustaining model, without requiring ongoing operating subsidy after the initial capital investment. Tenants of Artscape Wychwood Barns pay affordable rents and contribute to the programming of the building and site.

The Artscape Wychwood Barns completed LEED Gold certification in 2010.

To see who's in the building, find out more about the project's history, discover what's happening and much more, visit

Case Study

For more history, read the full case study of the Artscape Wychwood Barns on the Artscape D.I.Y. website, and watch the video history of the Artscape Wychwood Barns on YouTube.

Wychwood Barns Community Association

Today, Artscape Wychwood Barns enjoys a uniquely collaborative relationship with the Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA). The Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA) was established in 2008 to serve as a conduit between the Artscape Wychwood Barns and the surrounding community.

Organizations at the Artscape Wychwood Barns

The Artscape Wychwood Barns provides space for not-for-profit arts and environmental organizations. Please visit their websites to find out more about their great work.

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LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

No Strings Theatre

Not Far From the Tree

The Children's Art Studio

The Stop Community Food Centre

The Storytellers School of Toronto

Theatre Direct Canada

The Helene Comay Nursery