Other Archival Material

On this page you will find a miscellaneous collection of materials relating to Artscape's history, to the practice of Creative Placemaking, or to the history of artist housing in the City of Toronto.

Betty Jordan – June 1, 1980
This report was completed in 1980 by The Association of National Non-Profit Artist Centres, and provides documentation and comment on the cultural and economic development of the Queen West neighbourhood as a result of its strong arts community.


Proposal to the Cultural Policy Advisory Committee
Wieland and Pugen – September 17, 1984
A proposal put forth by two artists (Joyce Wieland and Diane Pugen) to the Cultural Policy Advisory Commitee of the Toronto Arts Council for individual artist workspaces in 1984.


Proposal for an Arts Incubator
Dale Martin – February 21, 1985
A proposal for an arts incubator put forth by Alderman Dale Martin in 1985. The proposal calls for the incubator to be located in a building south of Queen Street West in the John Street area, and to include affordable studio space to visual artists selected by a jury of their peers. The proposal calls to attention the need for such space in downtown Toronto and the expected benefit to the arts community.


Arts Rally Call: March & Rally Against Federal Arts Cutbacks
Sponsored by the Artists Union – March 16, 1985
The proposed route and schedule for a march and rally against federal arts cutbacks in 1985, sponsored by the Artists Union.


Meeting Minutes of the Steering Committee for Toronto ArtSpace
City Hall – June 12, 1985
Minutes from a 1985 steering committee meeting for “Toronto ArtSpace”; a proposed arts incubator in downtown Toronto.


Building Arcadia
Robert Stacey – 1986
An article describing Toronto’s artists housing shortage from 1986.


City Property Department Memorandum: 60 Atlantic Acquisition
Simon Chamberlain – September 11, 1989
A memorandum detailing the sale of 60 Atlantic to the City of Toronto for use as their records storage facility.


Toronto Must Avoid Becoming “A Tale of Two Cities”
Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto and York Region – November 2, 1989
A Labour Council policy paper dealing with industrial lands and housing.


Live/Work Spaces for Visual Artists in Toronto is an Election Issue
Black Creek Foundation – 1990
A newsletter released in 1990 by the Black Creek Foundation, a charitable research organization focusing on the economic issues faced by visual artists in Toronto.


Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre Groundbreaking Celebration Invite
Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre – September 1997
An invitation to the groundbreaking celebration at the Parkdale Arts and Culture Centre in 1997.