About

What

SpaceFinder Toronto increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the Greater Toronto community. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while creatives can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder Toronto is free to list or search for space.

Where

SpaceFinder Toronto serves all of the Greater Toronto.

Within Canada, local leaders in British Columbia, Alberta, Hamilton, Manitoba, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Simcoe County and York Region have all stepped up to bring SpaceFinder to their communities.

Additional SpaceFinder sites can also be found in cultural hubs across the United States.

View updated list of all SpaceFinder sites here

Why

For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile many spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for sustainability of creative venues. SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues.

For cultural policy-makers the decision making process around building projects, subsidizing venues, or re-purposing space for cultural use often presents a serious challenge. The data collected through SpaceFinder about where spaces are and what artists are looking for can help cultural policy-makers make more informed decisions.

How

SpaceFinder Toronto is brought to the community of Greater Toronto through the local leadership of Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture. Local funding provided by the Metcalf Foundation.

Fractured Atlas is deeply grateful to the following funders whose leadership support has made the SpaceFinder program possible: The Kresge Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Theater Subdistrict Council, New York State Council on the Arts.

For additional info about SpaceFinder Toronto, please contact:

ArtsBuild Ontario, Alex Glass at alex@artsbuildontario.ca or 519.880.3670 ext 103