Artscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community.
Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.
The facility opened in 2013 after a major renovation and community consultation process. Artscape's $17 million transformation of the building, a former school, was completed just before the centenary of its construction in 1914. Artscape Youngplace is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Michael Young Family Foundation.
The artists and organizations inside the building represent a vibrant mix of art forms and cultural mandates and provide many programs and events to enjoy. The surrounding neighbourhood is one of the country's most creative, and is a major centre for contemporary art in Canada.
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