Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.
Artscape Youngplace opened on November 20, 2013 after a major renovation and community consultation process. Artscape’s $17 million transformation of the building, a former school, was completed just before the centenary of its construction in 1914. Artscape Youngplace is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Michael Young Family Foundation.
The artists and organizations inside the building represent a vibrant mix of art forms and cultural mandates and provide many programs and events to enjoy. The surrounding neighbourhood is one of the country’s most creative, and is a major centre for contemporary art in Canada.
"Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings." - Jane Jacobs
To see who's in the building, find out more about the project's history, discover what's happening in the building and much more, visit www.artscapeyoungplace.ca.