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ABOUT STUDIO RAW

After years of temporary rentals, RAW has finally established our own studio! Studio RAW, located at Dupont and Dufferin (1220 Dupont St, Toronto), is a 1700 square foot space currently available for rent to community and arts groups in search of studio space. 

We are currently fundraising to cover renovations, rent, and operating costs. For years, RAW has dreamed of expanding our programming to offer taiko workshops and classes, on top of the beloved Toronto Taiko Festival, to engage folks in our community in more opportunities for movement, reflection, and self-expression. The money from this fundraiser will help us offer sliding scale rental rates to QTBIPOC (queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of colour) arts groups, while keeping our workshop and class fees low.

 

Please click below to donate to our fundraiser and help make this space into a home for RAW and other QTBIPOC community & arts groups!

 

STUDIO RAW FEATURES

  • 1700 Sq foot multi-use movement & music studio

  • Large windows, high ceiling (9.5 feet tall), and a full mirror wall (24 feet long)

  • High density foam mat flooring (sprung dance floor with Marley surface forthcoming)

  • Ventilation system consisting of air conditioning, HEPA filtration, windows, and standing fans

  • Forced air gas heating in winter

  • Kitchenette & small single stall bathroom

  • Unlimited high speed Wifi 

  • Variety of workout and warm-up equipment 

  • Two (2) folding tables & twenty-four (24) folding chairs

  • Black theatre curtains installed on a ceiling track (suitable for converting the rehearsal space into a performance stage for intimate audiences or virtual live streaming)

  • Audio/Visual and Media Equipment (available for use at additional cost; please inquire for full details)

ACCESSIBILITY

 

Please note that RAW made every effort to secure a wheelchair accessible space, but viable spaces were extremely limited to us due the outstanding building noise-allowance requirements of our taiko activities.

  • Studio RAW is located on the top/second floor of a low-rise building, and unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. To access the studio, visitors must walk up one flight of stairs (20 steps) with railing. The stairwell is 45” wide. 

  • Studio RAW is a low-scent space and RAW regularly uses unscented cleaning products.

  • Street parking is available for free on the North and South sides of Dupont St (except for 7am-9am & 4pm-6pm, Mon-Fri). The Galleria Mall Parking lot offers free parking (anytime). 

BOOKING & PAYMENT

  • Bookings must be a minimum of two (2) hours

  • The rental rate is $45/hour

  • A sliding scale rate of $25-$45/hour is available for Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous & People of Colour communities (to be determined in consultation with prospective renters)

  • Damage deposit required (amount to be determined in consultation with prospective renters

 

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