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Photo by Garrison McArthur Photographers
Photo by Garrison McArthur Photographers

Photo by Garrison McArthur Photographers

Photo by Garrison McArthur Photographers

Photo by Garrison McArthur Photographers

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Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre in the early 2000s

Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre in the early 2000s

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About the Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre

Home to community-based non-profit organizations, an artist-run gallery and private artist residents, this mixed-use facility is a fixture in the Parkdale neighbourhood that has since its opening supported and encouraged the development of the local cultural scene, welcomed visitors to the area and provided space for countless arts-based programs and initiatives.

Coordinates

1313 Queen Street West

Fast Facts

Development Facts

Opened: 1998

Pre-occupancy (development) cost: $300,000

Former site: Police station built in 1931

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

Building Ownership Detail: Owned by the City of Toronto, leased to Artscape

Building Details

Area (square feet): 13,000

Spaces included: Nine live/work studios, three offices, one gallery

Tenants: Gallery 1313, Kababayan Community Centre, Parkdale Business Improvement Area, Parkdale Arts & Cultural Centre Community Board, private studio residences

Building accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible

Partners

Developer: n/a

Design: Joe Lobko (now DTAH)

Did You Know?

In the basement of this building is an old vault that cannot be opened (Artscape has no clue what’s inside).

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