Thursday, May 3, 2012

Artscape West Queen West

This building on West Queen West was the first legal artist live/work space in Toronto after being converted from a former warehouse by Artscape in 1995. Artscape is a "not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities" by transforming underutilized buildings across Toronto into multi-tenant space for artists. These spaces include live/work spaces, as well as spaces for galleries, theatres and other not-for-profit groups. I will show you some of the other sites in the future and also this one again in the summer when the garden is in bloom.
Tomorrow I will have a close-up of the structure in the upper right of the pic.

11 comments:

Halcyon said...

I was just in this area the other day. I did an art walk through WQW. That's an amazing area! I want to get back and look around more in-depth. Love this building and what's behind it. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think this is such a wonderful idea. It makes me feel happy to know that formerly under-used buildings are now being used wisely.

Deb said...

Sounds like a great idea, no wonder you have so much to see in the way of art in Toronto.

Eyeliquor said...

Cool Red Pat!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Hi Red. Sorry for the lack of posting. Life had got a little crazy as of late. I hope you are well, and i am back on board again.

Lovely story to your photo aswell.

Shaun

Lowell said...

That is a big building! What a wonderful program! I would like to know more about it and will looks forward to your additional photos!

LĂșcia said...

I love the idea!
I wish we had similar projects around here... ;-)

Regina K said...

I like this building and it being a creative space for artist. You have my interest piqued with that upper right backwards @ sign : )

Sharon said...

Such a great use for an old warehouse.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's so encouraging to see these buildings being used in such a creative way Red, too often building just get left abandoned and that's just not right!

NixBlog said...

Sounds a like a wonderful initiative. I love exploring places like that and talking to the people there.