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Tim Jones

As President and CEO of Artscape since 1998, Tim Jones has explored the relationship between creativity and place and has been a champion of arts-driven revitalization and culture-led regeneration through projects such as The Distillery Historic District, Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Creative Places + Spaces Conference. Under Tim’s direction, Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based affordable space provider into an international leader in building creative communities.

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For-profit Social Enterprise
Arts and Culture; Cities and Urbanization
Areas of Impact
North America, Canada


Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. It transforms buildings and spaces across Toronto into dynamic community assets by brokering trust relationships between real estate developers, government housing agencies, the arts and culture community, and local community groups.

Artscape projects have helped to stimulate some of Toronto's most vibrant and creative neighbourhoods. Artscape’s properties today provide living and/or working space for nearly 1,400 artists and professionals at over 65 non-profit cultural organizations. Its innovative model allows Artscape to offer spaces at below-market rates, making spaces affordable and sustainable. The artists in Artscape spaces practice in myriad disciplines (fine arts, theatre, music, dance, photography, etc.) and the non-profit organizations include galleries, festivals, performing arts companies, as well as educational, community-building and environmental organizations, and many more.


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