A full list of what is included in the venue rental is listed in the venue license agreement.
The Venue Licensing fee includes access to the space for setup, event time and teardown. Pre-planning support from our event staff is also included. These staff members will assist with coordination of load in/out (including external vendors), ground plans, tech needs, and event day staff scheduling.
Daniels Spectrum Paid public parking is available in an underground lot beneath Daniels Spectrum. There is additional paid public parking beneath a nearby RBC. There is limited street parking on Dundas St. East; City of Toronto rules apply for any street parking in the area. Artscape Daniels Launchpad Paid underground public parking at 130 Queens Quay East is accessible from Richardson Street. There is additional public parking across the street in front of Corus Quay or at the Loblaws on the corner of Jarvis and Queens Quay. Artscape Wychwood Barns There is no on-site parking at Artscape Wychwood Barns. There is limited street parking available on Christie Street and several Green P lots located nearby on St. Clair Avenue West. We encourage patrons and guests to take public transit, Uber or taxi to this venue. Artscape Sandbox There are 200 underground public parking spots beneath Artscape Sandbox, accessed off of Widmer Street. Artscape Weston Common Street parking and Green P lot parking is available in the neighbourhood surrounding Artscape Weston Common. Artscape Gibraltar Point Cars and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Toronto Islands without a special permit. The island, and Artscape Gibraltar Point, can be accessed by public ferry, private ferry, or water taxi leaving from the docks at Bay Street and Queens Quay.We do have a private dock; more details can be provided once your event is booked.
Any banners or promotional sponsor signage must be pre-approved by your Events Manager or Venue Supervisor. Banners and signage must be installed in pre-approved locations, in a manner that will not damage the facility. If not pre-approved, your Venue Supervisor can approve your signage plans and provide a safe adhesive for you to use on the day of your event. Banners and signage must not block existing artwork, land acknowledgements or donor signage in any of the lobby areas.
This is dependent on your event needs as well as the building schedule. For most events, we recommend two to four hours of setup. Robust event plans often require more setup time. Our event staff will work with you to ensure sufficient time is allocated for load in, setup and decor.
Additional venue costs include staffing at the levels required by the venue, dependent on client needs, in-house AV equipment, in-house furniture and music licensing fees. Food and beverage are also not included in the rental fee, nor are insurance, special occasions permits, or external furniture and equipment rentals. There will likely be additional costs related to your event outside of what we include in your rental. These will vary depending on the nature of your event.A comprehensive list of the additional costs that are included in your rental is provided in the pre-event invoice.
Any additional equipment needs to be approved by our Sr. Manager, Technical Services  to ensure we have the correct staff and infrastructure to install and operate it. Additional equipment brought in on the event day without prior approval will not be allowed.
Of course! One of the many benefits of hosting your events at an Artscape venue is the ability to serve alcohol under a Special Occasions Permit (SOP), minimizing costs and improving the beverage selection.  If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, you must obtain an SOP online from the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Visit agco.ca and create a new account in order to access the application form.If your caterer has a Catering Endorsement, they are permitted to sell and serve beverage alcohol (which the majority of our preferred caterers can). The caterer must provide the venue with a copy of the Catering Endorsement 10 days prior to the event. In all cases, the permit must be posted at the event.
If your event has been offered an Artscape subsidy or discount, you are expected to formally recognize Artscape’s contribution on your publicity materials, website, social media and event program and/or during the event itself. The recognition should be proportionate or equal to the amount of the subsidy. We will happily provide Artscape logos, website/social media links and boilerplate language. Any use of Artscape’s logo or name or any other Artscape intellectual property must be reviewed and approved by Artscape prior to production and publication.
We sure do! We highly recommend choosing from our list of preferred vendors, as they are familiar with our spaces.  Clients are able to bring in outside caterers, but they must have insurance, complete a pre-event site visit and venue walkthrough and will be subject to a 20% landmark fee. Where Artscape Venues have an exclusive relationship with a supplier for rental items, you are required to use that supplier. If you’re unable to do so, it will result in an additional post-event fee.