Welcome to Launchpad

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is more than Toronto’s newest and most exciting collaborative space. It is an idea. An intention to create a community where emerging and established artists, designers and creators, who believe they are capable of more, can succeed like never before. A place where you can forge a sustainable career through collaboration, coaching, mentorship and inspiration — all while furthering the profitability of your art.

OUR STORY

Artscape Daniels Launchpad has grown out of ten years of consultation, research and collaboration involving artists, designers, colleges, universities and arts and culture-focused trade and service organizations.

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WHAT WE DO

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a first-of-its-kind centre for entrepreneurship providing facilities, programs, services and support that are tailor-made to help artists and designers thrive.

WHY WE DO IT

Artscape has been working with creative communities for decades, and we understand that now, it is harder than ever to make a living as an artist or designer. We designed Artscape Daniels Launchpad to bring together everything artists and designers need to thrive under one roof.

SUPPORTERS

Our supporters know creativity is valuable and they want to support Launchpad to empower artists and take the creative industries to a new and exciting place. They recognize creativity’s power to bring transformative ideas, collaborations, experiments and purpose to our communities. This project would not be possible without their outstanding contributions.

OUR TEAM

Artscape is assembling an extraordinary team of leaders with specialized expertise in entrepreneurship development, multiple creative disciplines and technology as well as broad knowledge of resources services and support available in Southern Ontario.

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Where to find us

130 Queens Quay E
Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5

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Artscape Daniels Launchpad is located on the 4th floor of Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8am-10pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9am-9pm.

Our neighbours in the building will include Colleges of Ontario, CORE Architects, George Brown College, House of Cool, Manifesto, OCAD University, The Daniels Corporation, The Remix Project and others.

The East Bayfront District is fast becoming Toronto’s new hotspot for creativity and innovation. Situated in Toronto’s downtown core, directly across from the lake and Sugar Beach, steps to Loblaws, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery District, Union Station and Billy Bishop Airport with nearby cafes, restaurants, shopping, parks and bike trails. Walk Score: 96 | Transit Score: 97 | Bike Score: 94. Immediate access to the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, and steps to rapid transit.