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ArtScape Youngplace - 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Built on the site of the beautiful 1914 Givins-Shaw Street Public School, Artscape Youngplace has been a cultural hub since its opening in 2013. This fully accessible space features beautiful early-20th-century architecture, an on-site cafe, proximity to beautiful Trinity-Bellwoods park, and is easily accessible by bus and streetcar.
In addition to one of Artscape's Flex Studios with sprung floors and lots of natural light, we have a space for panel discussions and lectures (and coffee and snacks) in the Smart Cookie Club studio. This space also includes a courtesy room for breastfeeding mothers.
Got a car you need to park?
Your best option is one of two Green P lots - these are located at:
- 18 Ossington Avenue
- 1117 Dundas Street West
- both are a 6-minute walk from the space
- both are $1.00 per half-hour
On your bike?
There are several bike racks at the entrance on Shaw Street.
On the TTC?
Take the 501 Queen streetcar to Shaw Street (stop #6850),
The 505 Dundas streetcar to Ossington Avenue (stop #2175),
Or the 63 Ossington bus northbound to Shaw Street (stop #6052) or southbound (from Ossington Station) to Argyle Street (stop #5952).
Some great food options
While there are many many places to eat within here are a few of my (Neil's) personal favourites:
- Award-winning vietnamese, great pho, amazing noodles, very affordable (I love the No. 74)
- 125 Ossington Avenue
- The Lakeview Restaurant
- A great, classic diner experience
- A whole litany of movies have been filed at The Lakeview
- 1132 Dundas Street West
- Cafe Neon
- A nice little cafe with some great fresh sandwiches
- 1024 Queen Street West
- A quirky local coffee shop
- Reliable wifi(!)
- 2 Ossington Avenue
- Bang Bang Ice Cream
- Delicious, delicious ice cream
- 93 Ossington Avenue
Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible.