Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Daniels Spectrum (formerly known as the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre) is a 60,000-square foot community cultural hub at 585 Dundas Street East in the Regent Park neighbourhood.
“Rooted in Regent Park, Open to the World,” Daniels Spectrum is a multi-faceted facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. It is the professional home of seven innovative cultural organizations and contains event, performance and exhibition spaces include Ada Slaight Hall, the Artscape Lounge, a network of hallway galleries and the MDC Partners Courtyard. Designed as a platform for experience, learning and innovation, Daniels Spectrum buzzes with energy. In its first year, the facility hosted tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of arts and cultural events and was named Best New Venue in Canada for meetings and events by BizBash magazine.
Daniels Spectrum is owned by the Regent Park Arts Non-Profit Development Corporation (RPAD), a non-profit joint venture between subsidiary corporations of Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and Artscape. RPAD is governed by a Board of Directors with representation from Artscape, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing, Daniels Spectrum and the Regent Park community. RPAD was created to develop and own Daniels Spectrum and lease the facility to Artscape, as Facilities Operator, for a 50-year period. The building opened in September 2012 after a successful $10 million capital campaign. Daniels Spectrum is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Daniels Corporation and The John and Myrna Daniels Charitable Foundation.