AKIN: Toronto / GTA / Studio Space for Artists, Designers, Arts Groups & Small Creative Teams


Become a part of the Akin studio community!

Akin is pleased to welcome new members into our community this fall throughout our studio locations across the city. Whether you’re a painter, potter, writer or a small team of individuals, our studio spaces can support you and your creative needs!

Everyone is welcome at Akin regardless of skill level, practice or experience! It is not necessary to submit a portfolio or CV to become an Akin member at one of our studios. Akin is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer and trans positive environment, welcoming indigenous, marginalized, and racialized folks, and folks with disabilities.

Examples of studio sizes and prices at Akin:
25sf – $165/mth
50sf – $258/mth
75sf – $350/mth
100sf – $433/mth
150sf – $561/mth

*All prices include HST as well as the amenities listed below with the information about shared memberships.


Shared memberships:
As an alternative to having a dedicated studio space, our shared memberships are available at $70/month including HST. People with a ‘shared membership’ at Akin have 24/7 access to the shared workspace of the Akin location of their choice. They have access to storage,kitchen and washroom facilities as well as communal working areas with desks, workbenches and easels. All of this, as well as utilities, WiFi, insurance and, taxes are included in the price. Shared memberships can be expanded to include access to two locations for $100/month or three locations for $120/month.

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Contact: info@akincollective.com


Our locations:

Akin Lakeshore studios at 2970 Lakeshore Blvd West (South Etobicoke)

Lakeshore is Akin’s newest location. This west end space consists of 34 dedicated studio spaces ranging in size from 25 square feet to 140 square feet as well as large shared workspaces. Akin plans to expand our programming initiatives at this new location and will introduce a series of free and low cost public events starting in the fall of 2019.

Akin Lansdowne studios at 87 Wade Ave (Lansdowne & Bloor)

Akin Dupont studios at 1485 Dupont St (Dupont & Symington)

Akin Sunrise studios at 100 Sunrise Ave (Victoria Park & Eglinton)

Akin Ossington studios at 888 Dupont St (Ossington & Dupont) Please note that some of the Akin Ossington studios are reserved for light industrial work only.

Akin Richmond studios at 568 Richmond St West (Richmond W and Portland) *note that this location is full – to be added to the waiting list for Akin Richmond please email info@akincollective.com.

Akin St Clair studios at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West (St Clair W & Keele)

Akin River studios at 7 Labatt Ave (Dundas E & River)

Akin Studio Program at MOCA: 158 Sterling Road (Junction Triangle) *note that this location operates as a juried residency – submissions for the 2019/2020 session are now closed.

To learn more about Akin and our 9 unique locations visit our website www.akin.art.

Akin Collective is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable space as well as arts-based programming through it’s sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects. Our studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. We build community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.