Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a first-of-its-kind creative entrepreneurship hub designed to help emerging and established artists, designers and creators succeed like never before. Launchpad offers members unparalleled access to 30,000+ sq. ft. of coworking space; state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary creative and technical studios; meeting and event facilities; and specialized creative entrepreneurship programs to support and inspire creative experimentation, learning and collaboration across many disciplines. All of Launchpad’s facilities, programs and services are tailored to support artists to generate income and take their practice to the next level, without compromising their values. Launchpad is owned and operated by Artscape. Learn more at artscapedanielslaunchpad.com.
Opened: November 2018
Pre-occupancy (development) cost: $34 million
Former site: Guvernment nightclub
Affordability model: Membership; Digital Media Lab is open to public bookings at affordable rates
Building Ownership Detail: Private ownership
Area (square feet): 30,000
Spaces included: See website for details
Tenants: HXOUSE; membership-driven
Building accessibility: Fully accessible by Ontario standards
Developer: The Daniels Corporation
Design: RAW Design, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects (building); Quadrangle (interiors)
Artscape Daniels Launchpad was developed 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.