Press Release:
Akin Collective Announces Three New Artist Studios on Dupont St.

TORONTO, November 11, 2015Akin Collective is thrilled to announce its expansion into the Lower Junction neighbourhood of Toronto with the opening of three new artist studios as an anchor tenant of the new mixed-use building at 1485 Dupont Street.
Expanding on its six current studios located at 444 Dufferin Street and 87 Wade Avenue, Akin Collective’s new spaces will offer ‘Akin Heavy Duty’ a studio specifically for industrial art practices along with larger, more private studio spaces in addition to its smaller, more affordable options- including continuing to offer 24/7 shared studio access to artists and creatives at  $60/month.
Akin Collective  will expand its operations within the building immediately where it will also widen many of its programming initiatives into the area including studio critiques, gallery crawls, and its Forge Workshop Series. This exciting expansion will increase Akin’s size to approximately 15,000sq feet of studio space across its three main locations- enabling it to meet the increasing demand for affordable creative workspace and offer free public programs that assist artists on both the creative and professional aspects of their career. Since opening its first modest space 7 years ago, Akin Collective has striven to make being an artist in the city a more a fun and financially viable vocation. Moving forward, Akin Collective will be able to devote itself more fully to its mission of being an inclusive artistic catalyst in a quickly flourishing part of the city.
Akin Collective’s new location will be easily accessible by subway, streetcar, bus, bike, or car. By transit, visitors can access the studios with a short walk from two TTC subway stations (Lansdowne or Dundas West), two streetcar lines and cyclists will be able to access the studios from the West Toronto Rail PATH.
Oliver Pauk & Michael Vickers
Join us on November 28 to celebrate the opening of our new studios!
6:00PM- Late.
1485 Dupont St, Units 204, 205, 206.
Come and check out the new space and have a few (or many) drinks.
Member Art Exhibition, cheap drinks and a DJ!
Join the event on facebook.