Akin is thrilled to announce the launch of two new studio locations - Akin St. Clair (1747 St. Clair Avenue West) and Akin River (77 River Street).
This exciting expansion will increase Akin’s size to approximately 27,000 square feet of studio space serving nearly 250 artists, enabling it to address the ever-increasing scarcity of affordable workspace in our city. Both locations will open in October 2017.
In addition to its fourteen current studios located at 444 Dufferin Street, 87 Wade Avenue, 100 Sunrise Avenue, 1485 Dupont Street and 888 Dupont Street, Akin's new spaces will offer a range of affordable studios in various sizes between 20-150 sqft in two new neighbourhoods.
Akin will also begin to develop programming specific to these neighbourhoods as a part of our 2017/2018 programming calendar in addition to our current range of free or low-cost workshops, studio critiques, gallery crawls, community programs and skill shares.
We strive to ensure that there is always studio space for artists and creatives of all kinds and at all levels across our city while engaging, connecting and educating communities through art.
All rentals include 24/7 access to the studios, taxes, insurance, wifi, access to communal working areas as well as storage, kitchen, and bathroom. Both locations are easily accessible by subway, streetcar, bus, bike, or car.