The City of Toronto announced that the new Clark Centre for the Arts will officially open to the public on April 20.
Located inside Guild Park and Gardens, the Clark Centre for the Arts is a new cultural facility that houses specialized art studios and gallery spaces, which Toronto residents and visitors can enjoy year-round. The Centre, at full capacity, will deliver up to 90 arts programs annually, including art courses, workshops and camps, while also providing excellent facility rental options to the community.
“The City of Toronto is proud to support this new arts destination which will act as a hub for creativity, cultural engagement and community-building into the future. I encourage everyone to come out and experience the Clark Centre for the Arts,” said Mayor John Tory.
The Clark Centre for the Arts is a three-storey building that features:
- A total area of 967 square metres (10,400 square feet) with 550 square metres (6,000 square feet) of programmable space
- A 140-square-metre (1,500-square-foot) green roof, visible from the third floor
- Five large studio spaces that include printmaking, fibre arts, drawing and painting, digital arts and multi-purpose studios
- Two artists-in-residence studios
- A corridor-style gallery on each floor
Construction of the Clark Centre for the Arts began in the spring of 2019 and was completed in late spring 2021.The City is grateful to the many committed community members who provided feedback through City-led consultations from December 2015 to October 2016, to inform and guide the planning for the Clark Centre for the Arts.
“The community has worked hard to bring the Clark Centre for the Arts vision to a reality and I am very happy to see the progress and enthusiasm from everyone involved,” said Councillor Paul Ainslie (Scarborough-Guildwood).
Featured image: The Clark Centre for the Arts is located at 191 Guildwood Parkway, in Scarborough in the Guild Park and Gardens. (City of Toronto)