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Reopening Plans & Updates

Last Update: September 26, 2020

To the Open Studio Community,

We hope everyone is doing well. We are excited to announce our reopening plans after a long hiatus! We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our community including artist members, staff and visitors. In accordance with Toronto Public Health, face masks should be worn and social distance maintained during your Open Studio visit.


The health and safety of everyone who is a part of our Open Studio community are of utmost importance. We have put in place new cleaning protocols as well as studio procedures to make sure we can stay safe in a shared studio space.

As of August 5th members with FOB access to the studio can book a time to use the printmaking facilities. Orientations for new members will resume in the late fall. Please note that the Studio will be available to Members via online bookings only. At this time we will be asking people not to drop-in without booking. For more details about studio access and new rental rates, click HERE.

Studio and Office Hours during this phase: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.


View the Fall 2020 schedule here. Custom printing and Visiting Artist projects have resumed (as of August 5th), with physical distancing and added safety measures in place. For further inquiries about custom printing or private instruction email the Technical Director, Anna Gaby-Trotz, at


Exhibition viewings are available by appointment. Please email the Programming & Office Manager, Laura Bydlowska, at to schedule a viewing. Gallery appointment hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Online artwork orders can be placed through our Shopify store. Curbside pick-up is available. Physical shop access and one-on-one consultations to view artworks can be made by appointment, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Email the Sales & Archive Manager, Rebecca Travis, at to schedule a viewing.


September 4 – October 3, 2020

Mail Gallery: Richard Sewell
Project Space: Andrea deBruijn
Feature Wall: Micah Lexier

October 16 – November 14, 2020

Main Gallery: Visiting Artists’ Residency Exhibition: Kotama Bouabane, Meaghan Hyckie, Luke Painter and Annie Wong
Project Space: Yael Brotman & Libby Hague
Feature Wall: Michelle Forsyth

Online Auction: October 7 – October 19, 2020
A Golden Anniversary Auction of Contemporary Art

FUTURE PROOF will be a virtual celebration of Open Studio’s past with the directive of securing our future. Join us (virtually!) on October 7th at 12:00pm EST and purchase your favourite works outright or risk missing out to another bidder. The auction will run until October 19th. With thousands of dollars’ worth of contemporary art on virtual display, it’s time to get serious and buy some art!

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