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20 Oct. 2021

Art Metropole's New Location at 896 College St

Art Metropole is thrilled to announce its new location at 896 College Street, which will open in December 2021. This 1400-sq-ft storefront location will be the new permanent home of Art Metropole, and will include its archive and collection, staff offices, distribution facilities, an exhibition space, and its retail shop.

Artist and architect Christian Kliegel, in collaboration with WORKSHOP, will design the new space to unfold in phases over the coming year. As a starting point for the project, Art Metropole’s existing furniture will be modified to supplement extensive new base building renovations that include added partitions, finishes, and lighting. The aim is to create a flexible space that responds to the conditions of the new location – a shopfront that served for many decades as a family-run appliance store. The first phase of the project will highlight the inventory and historical activities of Art Metropole while allowing for the needs and use of the space to unfold over time. This will ultimately inform the design of custom-built furniture elements in the final layout of the space.

Since ending its two-year residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto in 2020, Art Metropole entered into a period of mainly online programming, including numerous book launches, panel discussions, artist talks, and presentations at online book fairs worldwide. We are excited to continue these online events, and look forward to reincorporating in-person components to our programs in a way that prioritizes greater reach and accessibility.

Art Metropole is excited to launch a new fundraising campaign to help support the move to our new location. As thanks for donations to this campaign, we have set up a GoFundMe with tiered rewards including three new fundraising editions by artists José Andrés Mora, Vanessa Maltese, and Luis Jacob. Your donations will directly support the opening of our new location, including the costs of moving, renovations, and the phased building of artist-designed furniture. All donations will receive a Canadian tax receipt.

Stay tuned for more details and images on all editions in the coming weeks!

Please follow the link below to view our fundraising campaign, and consider making a donation to Art Metropole as we embark on this exciting new chapter in our history.

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