Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s vibrant West Queen West neighbourhood, with production, rehearsal, exhibition and administrative space for more than 30 artists and organizations. The 75,000 sq.ft. facility opened in 2013 after a $17 million transformation of the former Shaw Street School. The building is also home to Artscape Flex Studios and a shared studio space program. Free WiFi and comfortable seating is available throughout the main floor Urban Living Lounge.
Artscape Youngplace operates as a social enterprise. Revenues from venue rentals support the building’s cultural programming and services.
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Flex Studio Gold
Flex Studio Gold is a large classroom studio with high ceilings, plenty of natural light and a small kitchenette. The space is ideal for meetings, classes and workshops, receptions, launch parties, private celebrations, exhibitions and more.Learn More >
Flex Studio Silver
Flex Studio Silver is a large classroom studio with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, a cloakroom and an enclosed kitchenette. The space is ideal for meetings, classes and workshops, receptions, launch parties, private celebrations, exhibitions and more.Learn More >
Flex Creative Studio
The Flex Creative Studio is a large classroom studio with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, an enclosed kitchenette and a large work sink. The space is ideal for artistic classes and workshops and creative events.Learn More >
Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries
The Hallway Galleries span over 3,000 sq.ft. of corridor space across two floors at Artscape Youngplace. Their edgy “schoolhouse meets art gallery” aesthetic make the Hallway Galleries an ideal space for hosting receptions, public events, launch parties and exhibitions. Event space may be rented on a floor-by-floor basis.Learn More >
At Artscape Youngplace
Good Neighbour Policy
Amplified sound (voice or music) or loud performances that might be heard outside the building, as well as deliveries or loading, may not begin before 7:30 a.m. nor extend past 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. This policy is non-negotiable. Artscape Youngplace’s building rules state that events shall not create nor permit the creation or continuation of any noise or nuisance or objectionable odour which disturbs the comfort or quiet enjoyment of the other tenants, owners or members working in the building or activities in the common area. Any music or sound levels must be approved in advance.
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