Toronto Artscape Foundation


Business Number: 855588034RR0001

Artscape makes space for creativity and transforms communities. 

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.

Artscape is best known for its work as the developer/operator of a growing portfolio of 14 unique cultural facilities in Toronto—including community cultural hubs; multi-purpose creative spaces; artist live/work studio spaces; and 44 performance, exhibition and event spaces. Artscape’s work is accomplished through a range of social enterprises focusing on: real estate development; affordable housing and property management; performance and event facility management; makerspace management; entrepreneurship development; community animation and youth empowerment programming; as well as knowledge transfer, research and consulting services.

Since it began in 1986, Artscape has evolved from an artist studio provider into a leader in “creative placemaking”. This term coined by Artscape has spawned a global field of practice that seeks to leverage the power of art, culture and creativity to be a catalyst for community and urban development. Artscape’s approach to creative placemaking engages artists, urban developers, community activists, philanthropists and public policy advocates to advance shared interests and realize shared value. Artscape’s Creative Placemaking Lab builds knowledge and generates innovation in the field. Learn more at

Toronto Artscape Foundation

The Toronto Artscape Foundation is a charitable organization that works to increase the public’s understanding of arts and culture through its support of community arts programs, creative placemaking educational programs and access to arts and cultural facilities. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation receives support from individual donors, public and private foundations and corporations to undertake ambitious projects that positively impact the lives of artists and foster vibrant communities.

The Toronto Artscape Foundation raises vital funds for the charitable activities of Artscape. Private donations are an essential source of funding that empower us to take on ambitious projects that are transforming the lives of artists and making our communities and cities better places to live through the power of the arts. Take part. Make an impact. Help keep arts and culture at the centre of city building in Toronto.

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What People Are Saying

"In 2013, Artscape invested $16 million directly into Toronto's economy... Artscape is providing significant support to the arts and culture industry."

— Robert Foster, Chair, Toronto Artscape Inc.

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