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About Artscape Weston Common

Artscape Weston Common is Artscape’s newest community cultural hub, located in the heart of the Weston-Mount Dennis community. Opened in spring 2019, this hub builds on the community’s existing creativity and rich culture, histories and traditions, offering a vibrant, inviting gathering place for people to come together to create, learn, experience local art, performance and cultural programs and events and celebrate community.

Artscape Weston Common is a collaborative venture, jointly envisioned with the Weston-Mount Dennis community, the City of Toronto and the Rockport Group. This project is Artscape’s first creative placemaking project outside of Toronto’s downtown core. As part of the project vision, Artscape Weston Common also provides homes for 26 artists and artist-led families, who live and work in affordable units adjacent to the hub, made possible through a partnership with the City of Toronto.

Artscape operates the hub with its programming partners, UrbanArts and Shakespeare in Action, who bring the hub to life daily, inviting the community in to participate in programming and events. Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape’s projects, programs and services are designed to help creatives thrive while enhancing the communities around them to become more vibrant, inclusive and resilient. Learn more at artscapeweston.ca.

Coordinates

Hub located at 34 John Street // Artist Residences: 31 King Street, York (near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West)

Fast Facts

Development Facts

Opened: 15 June, 2019

Pre-occupancy (development) cost: –

Affordability model: Below-market rental (commercial and residential)

Building Ownership Detail: Privately owned; operated by Artscape (details TBA)

Building Details

Area (square feet): 8,200 (indoor programming), 12,400 (outdoor programming), TBD housing units

Spaces included: Indoor programming space, outdoor programming space, 26 live/work housing units, Rockport Theatre

Tenants: UrbanArts and Shakespeare in Action

Building accessibility: –

Partners

Developer: The Rockport Group

Design: Graziani + Corazza

Did You Know?

This is part of the first urban development projects the Weston neighbourhood has seen since the 1970s.

Supporters

Artscape Weston Common is generously supported by The Rockport Group and the Winberg family.

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