The Oakwood Library and Arts Centre is tucked away in the basement of the Toronto Public Libraries’ Oakwood branch. The Oakwood Library and Arts Centre has facilities for meetings, performances and practice sessions. The Arts Centre consists of several connected spaces; there is a reception area where you first enter, complete with a beautiful lightwell, bathrooms and a bar .
The main performance area includes a sprung floor and plenty of space for audience seating. The main performance space is connected to both the kitchen and the outer hallway. The meeting room includes a sink, chalkboard, whiteboard, and a table and chairs.
This space has lots of potential, and the library works hard to ensure that these spaces remain accessible to smaller groups and nonprofits. In fact, there are several arts spaces at libraries across the city, including the recently unveiled York Woods Arts Hub. Libraries that don’t have arts spaces often have accessible meeting space. If you’re interested in booking space at a local library branch, you can contact Auditorium, Theatre, and Meeting Room Rentals at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-397-5969.
If you’re interested in exhibiting artwork at a local branch, check out our post about Toronto Public Libraries’ art display spaces.