New condo-theatre-restaurant collaboration set to make the east end a cultural hotspot

Jan 18 2017, 3:18 pm

A first of its kind collaboration between a condo developer and theatre company is about to revitalize a corner of Dundas and Carlaw in a big way.

The multi-venue facility from Streetcar Developments is the new permanent home to Crow’s Theatre whose inaugural show, The Wedding Party by playwright Kristen Thomson, will premiere on Thursday, January 19.

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At the heart of the new development is the Guloien Theatre, intended as a cultural hub for artistic endeavors that will span theatre, music, dance, opera and more. It’s a high-ceiling black box venue boasting pristine acoustics and a completely configurable seating system that allows for a flexible capacity of up to 200.

Extending three floors up, the theatre complex occupies a shell at the base of the building that is surrounded by residential units on the upper floors.

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Also on site, a smaller studio space set to host informal literary and music events, arts education for youth, pop-ups, one-off events and Spoke: East, the east-side installment of the popular storytelling night curated by Outside the March.

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It’s fully licensed too. The lobby bar is set to serve up bespoke beverages inspired by what’s on the theatre bill. Meanwhile, while hungry theatre-goers will need not leave the premises for pre- and post-show dining.

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Expected to open in March is Gare de L’Est, a new restaurant currently in the works, from the same operators as Ascari Enoteca and Table 17.

For more details and to see the program of events for this season see Crow’s Theatre online.

The Streetcar Crowsnest

Address: 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @Crowstheatre

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