Meeting Space For Tea
About Our Organization
Tea Base space is a cozy community arts space tucked away in the heart of Chinatown Centre. Driven by the need for accessible and inclusive spaces for artists and young professionals, we are are a meeting place for sharing in-between sips of tea. We host cultural programming, workshops, and events; as well as a collection of writing and art from the East and South-East Asian diaspora. If you have an idea, we have the space and will help you make it a reality!
Regular programming from our community and space happens Monday through Thursday. To augment / support our mission and vision, we are opening our doors to thisopenspace!!
About the Space
Ours is a space within a Asian ethnic mall within Toronto's Chinatown west. We are located at basement level, next to the stage in the atrium. underneath the mall is a parking garage with elevator access to the mall. The mall is easily accessible by public transit (Sullivan Street stop, in between Dundas and Spadina) and generally accessible through elevator service. The mall is patrolled by 24 hour in house security.
All our fixturing is permanent and unfortunately we don't have the storage capacity nor energy to move most of what we have in the shop. We are equipped with tables and chairs, a movable bar unit, shelving, water heaters, cups, a dish washing sink, private - staff only washroom, speakers and projector. Our community library as well as on-sale books and teas by local sommeliers line our shelves.
This space is perfect for workshops, pop-up shops, and perhaps other things we haven't yet thought of!
About the Community
We serve and are home to a growing community of emerging and established East and South East Asian artists. We also interact with the surrounding Chinese community. It is our desire to foster inter-generational dialogue amongst the diaspora. For this reason, we expect that those utilizing our space are respectful to the surrounding community and inviting to those who wish to check out the auxillary programming happening at Tea Base.
Our preference will be to rent to those who either align or, at minimum, do not compromise our mission and values. We don't believe in ageism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, mysogyny, colonialism or predatory extractive capitalism. If you're about these things, this space ain't about you nor for you!
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Cleaning Fee: $50
Minimum Booking: 4 hours
Maximum Booking: 2 days
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we expect that those utilizing our space are respectful to the surrounding community and inviting to those who wish to check out the auxillary programming happening at Tea Base.
We don't believe in ageism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, mysogyny, colonialism or predatory extractive capitalism. If you're about these things, this space ain't about you nor for you! We reserve the right to cancel immediately on-spot the program if discriminatory or oppressive practices are present.
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