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401 Richmond

401 Richmond

Originally established in 1899 as the site of the Macdonald Manufacturing Company, a tin lithography factory at the turn of the 20th century, 401 Richmond is now a uniquely thriving arts and culture hub in downtown Toronto. Today, the historic warehouse is home to over 140 cultural producers and small businesses. The Zeidler family cleverly saw the need for affordable workspace in Toronto’s increasingly expensive downtown core when they purchased the property in 1994. Rather than tearing it down, the building was transformed into a thriving cultural and commercial centre. Now full of tenants with artistic practices and entrepreneurial business endeavors, the building has become one of the city’s most loved cultural institutions. Home to art galleries, fashion designers, filmmakers, jewelers, architects, animators, healers, communication and marketing professionals, graphic designers, charities, and even a Spanish dance school, there is no shortage of creative talent walking through its halls. 401 Richmond was given Heritage Designation in April of 2007.

401 Richmond Street West,
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8,
Canada