Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Regent Park is one of the most dynamic cultural neighbourhoods in Toronto. Daniels Spectrum (formerly known as Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre) offers a place for experience, learning and innovation and provides space for the artistic, cultural and social activities of the neighbourhood. The centre was developed as part of the ten-year, six-phase revitalization of Regent Park. Artscape, Toronto Community Housing, the Daniels Corporation and members of the local community partnered to develop this innovative 60,000-square-foot, purpose-built facility designed by award-winning Diamond Schmitt Architects.
Daniels Spectrum is owned by Regent Park Arts Development, a joint venture created by Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and Artscape. Regent Park Arts Development is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors with representation from the joint venture partners and the local community, including a Toronto Community Housing tenant from Regent Park. Regent Park Arts Development has engaged Artscape to be the operator of Daniels Spectrum.
Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and Artscape collaborate on Daniels Spectrum with the support of a community-based advisory committee comprised of locally-based arts, cultural and community leaders:
Neil Clarke, Community Coordinator, Regent Park Neighbourhood Initiative
Debra Dineen, Board Member, Regent Park Neighbourhood Initiative
Adonis Huggins, Program Director, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre
Leslie Lester, Executive Director, Soulpepper Theatre Company
Lori Martin, Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto
Carol Moore-Ede, Chair, Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum