Akin Dufferin

Akin Dufferin sits on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Located at 444 Dufferin Street, in Units E and 3, near Dufferin St and Queen Street West, Akin Dufferin has 22 studio spaces ranging from 22 square feet to 150 square feet. Unit E is on the ground floor level, 6 steps north of the Alma Ave bus shelter. Unit 3 is on the second level, a few steps south of the Alma Ave bus shelter).

Akin Dufferin will be relocating in March 2018. We will announce more info soon. 

Please note that the studios are only available for tours that are scheduled in advance. We'd love to show you around, but want to make sure we're there!


Erin Candela is the studio manager at Akin's Dufferin Studios. She is an interdisciplinary artist who has been a member of Akin since 2016. You can view her work at erincandela.ca, and If you are interested in Akin Collective's Dufferin location, please contact her at erin@akincollective.com.



Unit E is on the ground floor. It has step free access through main entrance, though there is a small lip at the entrance and there are two doors to pass through. The doors are not automated. There is a ground level accessible gender-neutral washroom. There are no grab bars in the washroom and the toilet is not raised.  The floor is at ground level throughout the studio and there is a loading dock that allows for vehicle access.

Unit 3 has a separate entrance south of Unit E. It is upstairs on the second floor. There are 3 wide steps outside to climb before accessing the entrance which is a locked door on one's right hand side. Inside there are 6 steps up, a small landing, and turning to one's left another 6 steps up. At that point there is a longer landing of approximately 4 steps to one's left, then 13 steps up leading to an unlocked door on one's right. Approximately 2 steps in and 3 steps to one's right, is the locked studio door to Unit 3.  Inside the floor is level throughout.  The doors are not automated. Once you have traveled upstairs there is a floor level gender-neutral washroom, however there are no grab bars in the bathroom and the toilet is not raised.

Getting there:

The 29 Dufferin bus stops very close by, both directions, at Alma Street, however the pedestrian crossing is 1.5 blocks north of the drop-off point on the north-going side.

By car:
There is no reserved onsite parking but there is street parking on Dufferin St and the surrounding side streets - please check the street signs for hours.