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About

Overview

Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Housed in a former school surrounded by 46 acres of parkland, it is operated by Artscape (Artscape.ca) as an arts and cultural facility, open year-round. Over the years Artscape Gibraltar Point has hosted thousands of artists both local and international, who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects through short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals. Artscape Gibraltar Point has also become recognized as a perfect place to host a variety of events. Please visit our Event Rentals page to learn more.

To read a full history of the making of Artscape Gibraltar Point, visit the Artscape DIY website for the case study.

Open to the Public?

The general public is welcome to visit Artscape Gibraltar Point for public-facing events, but to tour the facility, please contact us to make an appointment. Please note the studios and facilities on site are reserved for short-term and long-term residents of Artscape Gibraltar Point. The beach adjacent to Artscape Gibraltar Point is open to the public.

Accessibility

There are ramps into the building, and large restroom stalls with handles on site. If you require assistance please contact the Artscape Gibraltar Point Managing Director.

Garden

We tend a beautiful vegetable and flower garden at Artscape Gibraltar Point. We thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for providing support for the GPoint Organics program.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Garden Committee (2014)

  • Emily Hogg
  • Patricia Jeffries
  • Jiva McKay
  • Luisa Milan
  • Daniel Rotsztain
  • Claire M. Tallarico

Awards

2008 Ontario Trillium Foundation Partnership Award

Employment

Artscape Gibraltar Point is managed by a small on-site staff team. Job postings at Artscape Gibraltar Point will be posted to our What’s Happening page. To learn about all Artscape employment opportunities, visit Artscape.ca.

Good Neighbour Guidelines

Artscape Gibraltar Point has a Good Neighbour Policy that applies to every function held at the facility and every visit to the building. We ask that all visitors respect the privacy of the artists and organizations working inside the building. Please do not knock on closed doors unless you are an expected guest.

Thank You, Donors

Artscape would like to thank the following governments and foundations for their extraordinary generosity in bringing Artscape Gibraltar Point to life:

Founding Partners

  • City of Toronto
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation

And a special thank you to the following individuals, corporations and foundations who supported capital improvements, operations and programming at Artscape Gibraltar Point through donations, event sponsorships and/or in-kind contributions between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015:

  • AIA – Algonquin Island Association
  • Airstar Balloons
  • Anonymous
  • Barefoot Wines
  • Employment and Social Development Canada – Canada Summer Jobs
  • Gervais Tenting
  • In Memory of Ken & Margo Wulff
  • Lisa Cristinzo
  • Steamwhistle Brewing Company
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Support Artscape Gibraltar Point! Make a donation to the Artscape Foundation today by making a secure online donation on Artscape\’s Canada Helps page.

Land Acknowledgment

Artscape acknowledges Toronto as a sacred gathering place for many Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. We recognize the long history of First Nations and Métis Peoples in Ontario, and show respect today to the Mississaugas of New Credit.