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Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St., Suite 104-105
Toronto, ON
M6J 2W5
Administrative Office Hours
Mon to Fri 9 AM – 5 PM

Koffler Gallery Hours
Wed to Fri 12 PM – 6 PM
Sat & Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays
& Statutory Holidays

The Koffler Gallery and the Koffler Centre of the Arts’ administrative offices are located in Artscape Youngplace, on Shaw Street just north of Queen Street West, Toronto.  At 75,000 square feet, Artscape Youngplace is the largest cultural institution in one of Canada’s most creative neighbourhoods, West Queen West. A dynamic community gathering place, housing a diverse mix of creators as well as arts, community, and social mission organizations, Artscape Youngplace is an integral to the cultural fabric of Toronto’s downtown core. Both Artscape Youngplace and the Koffler Gallery are fully accessible. Admission to Artscape Youngplace and the Koffler Gallery is FREE.


TTC – Just north of Queen Street West (or south of Dundas Street West) on Shaw Street, Artscape Youngplace is easily accessible by the 501 Queen and/or 505 Dundas streetcars, and/or the 63 Ossington bus. Artscape Youngplace is on the corner of Shaw and Argyle Streets.

Car – Artscape Youngplace is located on Shaw Street one block north of Queen Street West, two blocks east of Ossington Ave, just west of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Metered street parking is available on Queen Street West. Green P parking lots are located nearby at 18 Ossington Avenue (0.3 km), 1117 Dundas Street West (0.3 km), 110 Dovercourt Road (0.6 km), and 803 Richmond Street West (0.7 km). Non-permit street parking is also available in the immediate vicinity; please pay attention to signs detailing authorized parking hours.


The Koffler Centre of the Arts promotes the physical and social inclusion for people of all abilities. The Koffler Gallery and offices of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, on the first floor of Artscape Youngplace, are both equipped with automatic doors. Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. We welcome guide dogs and other service animals. If you have any questions in advance of your visit, please call us at 647.925.0643 x221. If you require assistance during your visit, please ask a gallery attendant or any available staff member.

Staff Directory

Lauren Abecassis-Kandravy
Director, Development
(On Maternity Leave)
647.925.0643 x226

Mary Anderson
Producer/Coordinator/Programmer, Public Programs
647.925.0643 x227

Letticia Cosbert Miller
Director, Koffler.Digital
647.925.0643 x228

Jessica Dargo Caplan
Director, Public Programs & Engagement
647.925.0643 x230

Haley Depasqua
Manager, Events and Development
647.925.0643 x229

Mona Filip
Director/Curator, Koffler Gallery
647.925.0643 x223

Tony Hewer
Director, Marketing, Communications & Archives
647.925.0643 x224

Sarah Newkirk
Financial Manager
647.925.0643 x225

Dainesha Nugent-Palache 
Education and Public Engagement Coordinator
647.925.0643 x221

Patricia Ritacca
Education and Public Engagement Manager, Koffler Gallery
647.925.0643 x221

Karen Tisch
Executive Director
647.925.0643 x222

Francis Tomkins
Education and Public Engagement Assistant
647.925.0643 x221

Heather Hobday
Digital Content Assistant
647.925.0643 x228