Critical Distance occupies a beautiful third floor space within Artscape Youngplace, which is a 75,000 square foot cultural community hub housing an exciting mix of arts, cultural, and social mission organizations. Some of our wonderful neighbours include the Koffler Gallery, Luminato, Intergalactic Arts, Paperhouse Studio, Small World Music Society, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and SKETCH.
Located within the former Shaw Street School, a heritage building just blocks from the vibrant arts and culture scenes on West Queen West, Dundas West, and Ossington Avenue, Critical Distance is ideally situated to participate and collaborate with the local arts community in producing new and engaging exhibitions, editions, and related events.
The project space itself is an intimate venue for curatorial and artistic experimentation, with approximately 325 square feet devoted to exhibitions and events. Adjoining the gallery is a small office/reception area featuring two nine-foot tall windows facing downtown Toronto. Ceilings are 14 feet high, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.