Akin Dupont sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, 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 1485 Dupont Street, Akin Dupont has 56 studio spaces ranging from 36 square feet to 195 square feet. We are located on the second floor in units 204, 205, 206 and 215.
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!
Sara Pearson is the studio manager at Akin's Dupont Studios. She is an interdisciplinary artist who has been a member of Akin since 2014. You can view her work at sarapearsonArt.com, and If you are interested in Akin Collective's Dupont location, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all Akin Staff are also practicing artists, as a result we may not be able to get back to your inquiry immediately.
Akin Dupont is not currently reliably wheelchair accessible. Akin regrets this barrier to access.
The main entrance (located on Campbell Ave) has step free access into the lobby area. Once inside, the main entrance staircase leading to the second floor has 23 steps with a handrail. At the second floor landing, the hallway to the left leads you to our four studio doors.
There is a secondary building entrance also located on Campbell Avenue, a little south of the main entrance. There is one step up to the door and once inside, there is a staircase with 22 steps and a handrail that takes you to the second floor.
There is a freight elevator that opens onto the main, second and third floors for loading and unloading furniture and equipment. However the elevator is not always available, and has two heavy doors which must be manually lifted to be operable.
The second floor bathrooms are located in the hallway and are wheelchair accessible. however the building has installed key locks on the bathroom doors making entry into the washrooms more difficult as the doors are heavy. Keys for the washrooms are located in each of our four studio rooms. The washrooms are gendered MEN and LADIES. Akin does not have access to gender-neutral washroom in this building.
There is no reserved onsite parking but there is street parking on Dupont Street, Campbell Avenue and Antler Street - please check the street signs for hours.