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Artscape Gibraltar Point by Revel Photography-24
Artscape Gibraltar Point by Revel Photography-24
Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Artscape Gibraltar Point by Revel Photography-28
Island School archival photo

Island School in 1954 from City of Toronto archives

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Photo by Elise von Kulmiz

Artscape Gibraltar Point by Revel Photography-24Photo by Elise von KulmizPhoto by Elise von KulmizPhoto by Elise von KulmizArtscape Gibraltar Point by Revel Photography-28Island School archival photoPhoto by Elise von Kulmiz

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point is located on the Toronto Islands, surrounded by 46 acres of parkland and adjacent to a beach on Lake Ontario. Its tranquil setting offers artists and creatives an ideal place to focus on their practice and projects, and makes for a unique event space for meetings, retreats, outdoor festivals, workshops and more. Over the years this property has hosted thousands of local and international artists in residence.

Coordinates

443 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Islands
416-392-7834

Fast Facts

Development Facts

Opened: 1999

Pre-occupancy (development) cost: $75,000

Former site: Public school (the Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, part of the Toronto District School Board)

Affordability model: Below-market rental (commercial)

Building Ownership Detail: Leased to Artscape by the City of Toronto

Building Details

Area (square feet): 35,000

Spaces included: 15 work studios (long-term), 10 bedrooms and studios (for short-term residencies), and five multi-purpose spaces

Tenants: 17 long-term studio residents, see website for details

Building accessibility: There are ramps into the building, and large restroom stalls with handles on site.

Partners

Developer: Toronto District School Board

Design: n/a

Did You Know?

The rather quaint name for the artist residency program at Artscape Gibraltar Point was the “Artscape Lodge.” This moniker still pops up from time to time.

Supporters

Artscape Gibraltar Point Campaign

Artscape would like to thank the following governments and foundations for their extraordinary generosity in bringing Artscape Gibraltar Point to life.

Founding Partners

City of Toronto

Department of Canadian Heritage

Ontario Trillium Foundation

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