Akin Announces Two New Studio Locations

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. 

77 River St. / 7 Labatt Ave, 1919. Photo credit: Urban Toronto

77 River St. / 7 Labatt Ave, 1919. Photo credit: Urban Toronto

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.

1747 St. Clair Ave West- formerly Don's Meats. Found image.   

1747 St. Clair Ave West- formerly Don's Meats. Found image.

For more information, pricing inquiries, to book a tour or to share ideas, please get in touch! 


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Introducing Akin Sunrise!

Akin Sunrise 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.

Akin Sunrise, the newest Akin Collective studio located at 100 Sunrise Ave in North York, has 11 studios ranging from 58 square foot to 196 square foot as well as a private office and a large, beautiful dedicated programming space where we will soon begin introducing a wide range of public programming. Akin Projects would like to thank G&N Developments Inc. for their special collaboration on this space.

Photography by Akin Sunrise member Katie Sadie.

We would like to invite you to join us at Akin Sunrise on March 29 for our first official event at this location, the Akin Show & Tell! This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet people and hang out.