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July 22, 2022

Request for Expressions of Interest: Media Arts Hub

The City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture (EDC) Division is inviting Expressions of Interest for a media and creative digital arts hub at 32 Lisgar Street from qualified not-for-profit corporations.

The Property is ~30,284 ft2 (~2,813 m2) and located in a vibrant and creative neighbourhood that is easily accessible by transit, close to many creative businesses and organizations, as well as proximity to Liberty Village and Parkdale.

 The City envisions the Property to be a media arts hub and a magnet for people interested in the intersection of art, design, technology and creative digital cultural industries, as well as a place for tourism and the community to gather in the neighbourhood.

 The City is looking for applications that provide opportunities for artists, creative industries, organizations, festivals, researchers, futurists and creatives to test out new ideas, network, and create collaborations. There should be opportunities for exhibitions, education, workshops, talks, hackathons and many other activities. The Successful Applicant and any sub-tenants must also ensure that they incorporate values of community, collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion in all programming and activities that take place within media arts hub.

Applicants will be required to provide arts and culture programming and services, specifically to support media arts and creative digital uses, to the local community and broader cultural sector; manage and operate the property, including any sub-tenants; and implement any required capital upgrades or fit-ups to the space, as required.

For more information on the Property and the Request for Expression of Interest application contact Anthea Foyer at IDMOffice@toronto.ca.

Applications are due by July 22, 2022.

A mandatory site visit will be scheduled for June 27th / 28th. Time and date will be confirmed. Please let Anthea know if you are interested in attending and details will be provided shortly.