In development. Artscape Daniels Launchpad—opening in Fall 2018—is more than Toronto’s newest and most exciting collaborative space. It is an idea to create a community where emerging and established artists, designers and creators who believe they are capable of more, can succeed like never before. Its facilities, programs, community and services are tailored to support artists in generating income without compromising their integrity or values. Launchpad members will help reinvent what business is about and generate creative work that makes the world a better place. Artscape Daniels Launchpad is where creativity comes to prosper.
Opened: Fall 2018 (projected)
Pre-occupancy (development) cost: $27.3 million
Former site: Guvernment nightclub
Affordability model: Membership
Building Ownership Detail: Private ownership
Area (square feet): 30,000
Spaces included: See website for details
Tenants: No tenants; membership-driven
Building accessibility: Fully accessible by Ontario standards
Developer: The Daniels Corporation
Design: RAW Design, Fafael + Bigauskas Architects (building); Quadrangle (interiors)
Artscape Daniels Launchpad is based on over a decade of research.
Artscape Daniels Launchpad is named in recognition of the outstanding financial support of The Daniels Corporation and the John and Myrna Daniels Foundation, and WJ Properties. The project has also been made possible in part by the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, TD Bank, and a network of generous philanthropic donors and investors. The programming of Artscape Daniels Launchpad is supported by FedDev Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, the City of Toronto through Start Up Here Toronto, the Metcalf Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.