Akin Lakeshore

Located at at 2970 Lakeshore Blvd West, Akin Lakeshore has 34 dedicated studio spaces ranging in size from 25 square feet to 140 square feet as well as large shared workspaces. Akin plans to expand our programming initiatives at this new location and will introduce a series of free and low cost public events starting in the fall of 2019. 

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!

To schedule a one-on-one tour of Akin Lakeshore please get in touch with Laura Keeling at laura@akincollective.com. 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 Lakeshore is located on the third floor of the building and there is no elevator. Akin regrets this barrier to access. There is a ramp entrance to the building and then 38 steps to access the studios on the third floor. There are 3 gender neutral washrooms in the studio space. One of the bathrooms has grab bars, the other two do not, and the toilets are not raised. The doorway to the kitchen is narrow, measuring approximately 24 inches across.

Getting here by TTC:
Akin Lakeshore is a 3 minute walk from the Lakeshore Blvd West at Fifth St TTC stop which services the 145 Bus and 301 / 501 Streetcars. It is a 2 minute walk from the Islington Ave at Lakeshore Blvd West stop which services the 110 Bus and 337 Bus. Plan your trip: http://www.ttc.ca/Trip_planner/index.jsp

There is paid parking located at 2903 Lakeshore Blvd West which is approximately a 2 minute walk from the studio. There is also a Green P Parking Lot located at 120 Sixth St, south of Lakeshore Blvd West which is approximately a 3 minute walk from the studio.