Artscape Wychwood Barns

Artscape Wychwood Barns is a community cultural hub 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.

Artscape Wychwood Barns are LEED Gold certified and fully accessible by Ontario standards.

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

The Wychwood Barns Community Association is the independent, not-for-profit community organisation formed in 2008 to manage the Community Gallery and community use of the Covered Street Barn in the Artscape Wychwood Barns complex. Visit WBCA online to find out what's going on at the Artscape Wychwood Barns.


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.

Alameda Theatre

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LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

No Strings Theatre Company

New Adventures in Sound Art

The Children's Art Studio

The Stop Community Food Centre

The Storytellers School of Toronto

Theatre Direct Canada

The Helene Comay Nursery

York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts