Artscape West Queen West
Toronto Artscape is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide affordable living and working accommodations for artists in Toronto. Located at 900 Queen Street West, Artscape West Queen West was the first legal live/work project in the City of Toronto, and Artscape’s first development project.
The renovation of a brick and timber industrial building dating from the turn of the century combines 22 live/work apartments on the upper three floors with six additional work-only units and a gallery below grade. The design exposed the existing heavy timber and masonry bearing wall construction as much as possible. At the same time, new building materials were chosen and detailed to complement the existing character of the building.