Downtown Toronto Gallery And Event Space

21 Reviews


This space is a new dedicated exhibition and programming space.We provide opportunities for artists and members of the public to rent low-cost space for exhibitions and programming of all kinds. This multi-use space will be available for workshops, presentations, meetings, and community events as well as exhibitions, performances and other artistic programs.

Programming Space Features:
Total Square Footage: 300 sq ft
Gallery quality fluorescent lighting
Polished concrete floors
Fully accessible entrances and bathrooms
Occupancy: 40 people

Please note that artists are responsible for providing gallery attendants for their exhibitions, and planning any associated events and receptions.


This is a fully accessible facility. There are no steps to enter the building or throughout. There are automated entrances. There is one gender-neutral washroom with grab bars.

Available Hours


Hourly: $35/hour
Daily: $250/day
Weekly: $1,050/week
Monthly: $4,900/month
Security Deposit: $0
Minimum Booking: 1 hour

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Cancellation protection up to 48-hours + $2,000,000 Host Insurance

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Natural Light
Security System
Basic Kitchen
Air Conditioning
Fitting Room
Ground Floor
Alcohol Permitted
Commercial Kitchen
Fitness Friendly
Outdoor Space
Catering Allowed
Wheelchair Accessible


The Renter represents warrants and agrees that:

-The Renter will use reasonable care to prevent damage to Premises and will indemnify us and our agents from any damages and/or losses arising out of personal injuries or Premises damage resulting from any act of negligence by The Renter, or parties and/or their attendees in connection with use of Premises by The Renter.

-The Renter assumes all responsibility for any damage to artwork and/or the Akin space, its contents and any associated visitors or guests at the Premises.

-The Renter shall not allow smoking or vaping within the space.

-The Renter shall not remove the key from the gallery's lockbox or provide access codes to anyone else during the duration of the rental period.

-The Renter shall not assign or sub-let or allow any other person to occupy the rented premises without prior written permission from Akin.

-The Renter shall comply with all building, zoning and health codes and other applicable laws for the said premises.

-The Renter shall not conduct a business deemed extra hazardous, nuisance or requiring an increase to insurance premiums.

-The Renter warrants the rented Premises shall be used only for the proposed Event.

-The Renter will ensure that no one, including employees, enters any other area/floor of the building other than the designated area. (unless permitted).

-The Renter hereby agrees to co-operate with Akin in connection with limiting the access, of persons not connected with the Event, to the Premises for the Term of this Agreement.

The Renter agrees to remove all work by the Deinstallation Date and return the space to its previous condition, including completion of the following steps:

-Removing all garbage from the premises;
-Returning all furniture or equipment belonging to the gallery to its place in storage;
-Leaving floors of gallery in swept and mopped condition;
-Filling any holes in gallery walls caused during exhibition; and
-Informing Akin of any additional work needing to be done to gallery to return it to its original condition, such as painting of the walls, or repair of any unforeseen issues caused during rental.

As per Toronto noise bylaws, there shall be no playing of music past 11pm, and events may run no later than 12:00am midnight.

Event Catering:

The Renter agrees that any food served during exhibition is solely its responsibility to provide for the Event, and dispose of waste after event.

The Renter agrees that any alcohol served during the Event is solely their responsibility to provide and serve according to the provincial laws, and dispose of waste after event. If alcohol is being served, the following must be provided by the renter [ONE WEEK PRIOR] to the Exhibition Date:
(i) Special Occasion Permit;
(ii) Bartender with SmartServe Certification;
(iii) Bar setup and any required items.

Cancellation/ Termination:

Please see thisopenspace's cancellation policy:





July 2021

The natural light is much better than I expected with the added gallery lighting. Great for small production shoots and events.


July 2021

Laura is an amazing host, communication was great! I will definitely use this location again!


April 2021

Laura's space is perfect for your next event. Aside from the spaces beautiful natural light; it's open and ready for you to transform it to fit your specific needs. Also, if you are worried about transporting your stuff into the space, there is street and underground parking that is close by.


March 2021

The space was perfect. And the host communicated clearly, and responded quickly to any questions. The rental experience was a true pleasure.


March 2020

Centrally locates with pedestrian traffic and easy access and convenient parking available for road traffic and guests driving in. Bright space with lots of natural light. Amenities close by including coffee shops, grocery (loblaws) and restaurants. It gave a lot of professionalism to my artist brand!


March 2020

Hosted a private wine tasting here and it was great. Tables and chairs available for casual seating. Easy to customize the space.


February 2020

Laura was an amazing host. She made my booking so smooth and easy. She answered all my questions promptly and ensured the space was clean and that I had anything I needed. I will use this space again as it was perfect space for my seminar.


January 2020

We wouldn't have dreamed of a better location to host our very first design event. The gallery is very bright with many plugs and useful amenities, well-located in downtown Toronto and it was lovely to communicate with Laura and the team. They were always ready to assist us that's why we definitely recommend this place.


December 2019

Great space, very flexible and good location and value! Very convenient process and would definitely recommend.


December 2019

The space was great and in a good location. The staff made sure the space was in perfect condition before your rental. There were many amenities as well to help assist with whatever you needed. On top of that, Janet was very friendly and easy to communicate with. Overall, it was great experience, would definitely rent again.

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