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401 Community Updates, Announcements and Milestones

TAXED OUT Exhibit in the News

Posted September 14, 2018

TAXED OUT, the first-ever gallery exhibit of the Ryerson City Building Institute opened this past Monday in the Urbanspace Gallery at 401 Richmond. On Wednesday, September 12th, the exhibit officially launched with a panel discussion featuring Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto City Council Candidate), LoriAnn Girvan (Chief Operating Officer, Artscape), Mark Garner (Executive Director, Downtown Yonge BIA), Peter Tomlinson (sessional lecturer, University of Toronto) and Rob Sysak (Executive Director, West Queen West). The evening was filled with a lively and passionate discussion …

Career Launcher Prize 2018

Posted April 5, 2018

Each year, 401 Richmond Street West welcomes an emerging artist into its community through the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize. The Career Launcher Prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 ft2 studio for one year at 401 Richmond Street West, one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The award recipient will become part of a unique community of artists, cultural producers, creative pioneers, passionate activists and social entrepreneurs. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has …

Doors Open at 401 Richmond

Posted April 5, 2018

401 Richmond Street West is a restored, heritage-designated industrial building-turned arts and culture hub. Please visit us on Saturday, May 26 2018, when 401 Richmond opens the doors for Doors Open Toronto! We welcome guests to explore the building and the community of tenants, and observe the Three “C”s – community, culture, and commerce – at work. Join a guided tour or wander freely to the galleries, shops, open studios and more! End your visit with a refreshments from one of …

Brick, Brink and a Space in Between

Posted April 5, 2018

On September 29th at 6:59 pm, 401 Richmond transforms into a one-stop, high-energy artistic experience, with site-specific, interactive installations representing a synergy between on-site galleries, tenant artists, and the broader arts community – all under one roof! More information will be provided soon!

401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 2017 Recipient

Posted August 3, 2017

401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 2017 Winner: Ellen Bleiwas 401 Richmond is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Career Launcher Prize is Ellen Bleiwas. The 2017 Career Launcher jury remarked that this year’s recipient Ellen Bleiwas, is inspired by both visual arts and architectural examinations – a combination that is central to 401 Richmond’s cultural philosophy. Her installations demonstrate a keen understanding of materiality while at the same time invoking a corporeal relationship to constructed space. Her work in …

Built for Art 2017

Posted July 13, 2017

Request for Proposals Built for Art: Nuit Blanche 2017 at 401 RichmondDeadline: Friday July 21, 2017 at 5 p.m.Theme: Brick, Brink and a Space in Between Since its inception at the turn of the 20th century, 401 Richmond has been a repository for many forms of creativity. This unique structure offers room for making, it is a site for action, an opportunity for reflection and a catalyst for growth. These merits can be said to describe the current 401 architectural philosophy as …