Akin Lansdowne

Akin Lansdowne 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 87 Wade Ave, Akin Lansdowne has 54 dedicated studio spaces ranging in size from 20 square feet to 135 square feet as well as three completely private studios. We are located in the basement and on the first and second floor of the building.

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!


Jen Pilles is the Akin Lansdowne studio manager. She is a freelance illustrator and has had a studio with Akin since 2013. You can view her work at www.jenpilles.com and contact her by emailing jen@akincollective.com.



Akin Lansdowne is not currently wheelchair accessible. Akin regrets this barrier to access.

When you arrive at Akin Lansdowne's entrance at the north side of the building, there are 6 steps into the building to access studio 101 and two of our private studios. There is a flight of stairs with 10 steps, a landing, then 10 steps with a handrail leading to the 2nd floor where studio 203 is located.

Our private basement studio is accessible by a flight of stairs with 10 steps.

There is a freight elevator leading to the basement and second floor 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. 

There are two steps into the main floor gender-neutral washroom. There are no grab bars in the washroom and the toilets are not raised. The washroom on the second floor is level. There is a narrow gap between the countertop and the shower.

Getting there:

Akin Lansdowne is walking distance from Lansdowne Subway Station and is accessible by the Bloor­/Danforth subway line (Line 2)  and the 47 Lansdowne Bus.
By car:
There is no reserved onsite parking but there is street parking on Wade Ave, Paton Road, and Lansdowne Ave - please check the street signs for hours. For after hours parking there is a Green P lot located at 695 Lansdowne Ave.