Applications now open for affordable live/work spaces on Toronto’s waterfront

Mar 21 2019, 5:21 pm

Artists looking for affordable work/live spaces are in luck.

Artscape just announced that they are now accepting applications for tenancy for 80 live/work studios at Artscape Bayside Lofts, developed in partnership of the City of Toronto, developer Hines-Tridel, Artscape and Waterfront Toronto.

The brand new studios are located within the larger condominium development project led by Hines-Tridel, located at 30 Merchants’ Wharf between Lower Sherbourne and Parliament Streets.

All 80 affordable residential studios at Artscape Bayside Lofts are offered as Affordable Housing exclusively for artists and artist-led families, and will be operated by Artscape through a long-term agreement, states a release.

Artscape says the units “are a unique opportunity for artists to make their home near Toronto’s waterfront and be part of shaping the future of this growing and emerging community.”

This development will also be part of an emerging neighbourhood that includes: George Brown College; OCADU, Remix; HXOUSE; Toronto’s new hub for creative entrepreneurs, Artscape Daniels Launchpad; and others–all housed within the Daniels Waterfront-City of the Arts building at 130 Queens Quay East.

“This community will provide artists with support and opportunities to collaborate, learn and network with other creatives,” says Artscape.

The call for Artscape Bayside Lofts tenant applications closes on April 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

To be considered for tenancy, applicants must register for and attend one of the following Information Sessions offered at Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Sugar Hall A:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Saturday April 06, 2019: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Tuesday April 09, 2019: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

For complete information on eligibility and application guidelines, visit their website.