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401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator Featured on Gardening Podcast

Posted November 12, 2020

401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator Featured on Gardening Podcast 401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator, Saskia Vegter, recently made an appearance on the podcast The Food Garden Life Show, hosted by gardener Peter Biggs and his 15 year old daughter, Emma Biggs. The Food Garden Life Show is an award-winning show that celebrates food gardens, food, family, community, and a slightly slower life. Saskia spoke about the history of 401’s rooftop, what she grew this past season, and what’s coming in 2021.

2020 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Posted November 6, 2020

Emily DiCarlo Announced as 2020 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 401 Richmond is pleased to announce Emily DiCarlo as the recipient of the 2020 Career Launcher Prize. Awarded annually, the prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has been presented …

How Toronto Theatre Companies Can Be Saved

Posted February 24, 2020

The future of Toronto theatre companies is at risk as more cultural institutions are forced to close due to the city’s condo development boom. In the past year, independent theatres such as Theatre Passe Muraille have lost their rehearsal space, administrative office and carpentry shop. “I think you’re looking at the very nature of downtown shifting if it becomes unaffordable for artists and arts institutions,” said Marjorie Chan artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille. City Council passed a motion that …

401 – 25 Years As A Hub Of Culture

Posted November 20, 2019

The five connected buildings known as 401 Richmond once housed an immense factory that for 70 years made tin containers by the millions. But by the 1970’s industries were moving out of downtown Toronto, and the complex had fallen on hard times. There was a bid to tear it down and turn the site into a parking lot. Then in 1994 the complex was rescued and restoration began that turned it into Toronto’s best-known arts-and-culture hub, with some 800 people …

2019 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Posted July 16, 2019

401 Richmond is pleased to announce Miles Ingrassia as the recipient of the 2019 Career Launcher Prize. Awarded annually, the prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has been presented annually since 2000 as a way of providing support for research and experimentation at a …

2019 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

2019 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Posted February 20, 2019

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 sq. ft. 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 …