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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:

  • Golden Turtle

    • Award-winning vietnamese, great pho, amazing noodles, very affordable (I love the No. 74)
    • 125 Ossington Avenue
    • http://www.thegoldenturtle.ca
  • The Lakeview Restaurant
    • A great, classic diner experience
    • A whole litany of movies have been filed at The Lakeview
    • 1132 Dundas Street West
    • thelakeviewrestaurant.ca

  • Cafe Neon
    • A nice little cafe with some great fresh sandwiches
    • 1024 Queen Street West
    • http://cafeneon.ca
  • Starbucks
    • A quirky local coffee shop
    • Reliable wifi(!)
    • 2 Ossington Avenue
    • www.starbucks.ca

    • Bang Bang Ice Cream
      • Delicious, delicious ice cream
      • 93 Ossington Avenue
      • bangbangicecream.ca

    Building Accessibility

    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.