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ARTSCAPE DISTILLERY STUDIOS

THE HEART OF THE DISTILLERY

The Artscape Distillery Studios are home to over 60 artists, artisans, and non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

Visit

Shop our first floor, where you’ll find incredible art and artisan goods created right here. Explore upstairs to find galleries, open artist studios, performances and unique architectural features steeped in history.

15 Case Goods Lane
Building hours: 7 AM to 7 PM, Mon-Sun
Shops hours: Noon to 5 PM, Wed-Sun (at minimum)

Who's Here

The Artscape Distillery Studios are home to an eclectic mix of artists and organizations. Nowhere else will you find sculptors, woodworkers, metalsmiths, opera and theatre companies, dancers, cultural presenters, painters, fashion designers and multi-disciplinary artists all working under the same roof.

Akroyd Furniture

Unit 101 and 102
Designs and builds hand-crafted furniture

Andrew Rowat Photography

Unit 405
Fine art large-format photographer

Ann Shier

Unit 103
Encaustic painting teaching centre and gallery

Arepa Studio

Unit 302
Interior, furniture. graphic and product design, and sculpture installations

Barbara Wybou

Unit 100
Traditional Japanese woodblock printing

Bianka Guna Art Studio

Unit 211
Visual artist and an art instructor

Brian Harvey

Unit 412
Painter

Dance Ontario

Unit 304
Supporting and promoting dance in Ontario

Dancemakers

Unit 301
Toronto's second oldest contemporary dance company

Dancemakers Theatre Studio

Unit 313
Rentable rehearsal and performance venue

DanceWorks

Unit 304
Toronto's leading presenter of independent dance

DISH GALLERY + Studio

Unit 112
Working studio of ceramic artist Susan Card

Elaine Chan-Dow Photography Studio

Unit 400
Visual artist and editorial photographer

Ernst Balmer Studio

Studio 315
Rentable rehearsal and performance venue, operated by Tapestry Opera

Jean Jewer

Unit 300
Artist working in painting, photography, collage and printmaking

Julie Moon Ceramics

Unit 204
Ceramic sculpture and design

Just Imagine Art and Design

Unit 415
Multi-media artist

Lea Barclay

Unit 303
Fine artist working in oils, watercolour, charcoal and pencil

Leif Benner

Unit 108
Designer/Goldsmith

Lightmaker Studio

Unit 202
Handcrafted Modern Lighting

Lilith’s Garden

Unit 106
Clothing and accessories by artist Maihyet Burton

Lori Klassen

Unit 209
Artist working in oil painting and drawing

Lydia Panart

Unit 307
Fine artist and art educator

Marianne Fowler

Unit 213
Painter

Marjolyn van der Hart

Unit 212
Home decor and original paintings, fine art prints

Massoumeh Jian

Unit 204
Visual artist, multi-media installations

Mehoi Shop + Studio

Unit 107
Artist-made gifts and accessories

Michael J. Baker Studio

Studio 314
Rentable rehearsal and performance venue, operated by Dancemakers

Michaela Nessim Art

Unit 302
Fine Artist

Michelle Ross

Unit 206
Contemporary costume jewelry

Millicent Vee Knits

Unit 111
Hand-knit clothing and accessories

Nick’s Art Studio

Unit 303
Super-cool pop street style drawings, sculptures and hand-painted clothes

Nightswimming

Unit 310
Commissions and develops new Canadian plays, musical works and dance

Nightwood Theatre

Unit 306
Canada’s foremost feminist theatre

Nurielle Stern

Unit 402
Ceramic sculpture and installation artist

Pleiades Theatre

Unit 311
Sharing stories of world cultures on stage

Prologue to the Performing Arts

Unit 413
Facilitates access to performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario

PROOF Studio Gallery

Unit 104
Artists Sheila Jonah, John Drajewicz and Natalie Draz

Ray Ferris

Unit 207
Musical animations and fine art

Sarah Phelps

Unit 401
Creates abstract paintings for every space.

Second Door Studio

Unit 103
Encaustic and mixed media art and workshops

Seray Vural

Unit 303A
Artist working with clay, paper and colours

Shay Salehi

Unit 402
Mixed-media artist

Simon Schneiderman Art

Unit 303
Painter, a poet and lawyer

Susan Leopold Studios

Unit 411
Visual artist and illustrator, author, educator and Creative Art Psychotherapist

TANK jewelry & beads

Unit 105
Hand-crafted glass and sterling silver jewelry

Tapestry Opera

Unit 316
Creating rule-breaking, innovative new works of Canadian opera

The CanDance Network

Unit 304
National network supporting the creation and distribution of contemporary dance

The Company Theatre

Unit 310
Theatre productions that meditate on the human condition

Vanessa McKernan

Unit 406
Figure-based oil painting and drawing

Looking for art or creative services? The Artscape Artist Directory showcases the artistic practices of a wide variety of participating artists and performers from the Artscape community.

The Artscape Distillery Studios are operated by Artscape. Discover thriving creative communities across the city and support for artists at Artscape.ca.

History

The Artscape Distillery Studios opened in May, 2003. The facility occupies two industrial heritage structures, originally the Case Goods Warehouse (built 1928) and the Cannery Building. It was the first facility to open in what is now Toronto’s Historic Distillery District. The presence of this community helped to spur the broader effort to regenerate this former industrial zone. Many of the buildings’ original features are intact–come take a look.

Want to learn more? Read the case study on Artscape.ca.

Accessibility

All four floors of the Artscape Distillery Studios can be accessed by wheelchair. Washrooms and signage are not fully accessible. See Artscape’s Accessible Customer Service Policy.

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