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.

Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St., Suite 104-105 Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
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Visitor Guidelines

For a safe and enjoyable experience, please follow these guidelines for your visit: 

  • Please book your appointment online
  • The number of guests allowed in the gallery will be limited; if you plan to visit with friends or family, an individual appointment will be required for each member of your group
  • Drop-in visitors will be admitted during public hours if space capacity is not filled at the time; they will be required to register at the entrance in the gallery
  • All visitors are required to fill out and submit a COVID-19 screening form online at https://www.artscape.ca/c19/ prior to their visit
  • All visitors and staff will be required to wear a mask and adhere to physical distancing guidelines
  • Gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5 PM
  • There will be no opening receptions or on-site events this season. Visit our website or sign up for our e-newsletter for information on upcoming online programming

Directions

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.

Accessibility

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 washrooms 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.

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