TMAC aspires to be a centre for excellence for the media arts that takes an accessible approach to the advancement of culture and technology.
In the heart of Toronto’s Art and Design District, TMAC is creating a diverse and collaborative environment where anyone can engage meaningfully with art and technology. TMAC integrates creation, production, presentation, education, conservation and dissemination practices and with a focus on community building and inclusivity.
With year-round arts and cultural programming, open lab studios, equipment libraries, coworking and social areas, we provide the tools, space and freedom to play with art, media and new technologies–including film, videogames, audio, video, robotics, electronics and more.
Spaces are available! We are excited to welcome new tenant members once our facility is operational. Get in touch if your organization is interested in joining TMAC!
TMAC grew out of grassroots community support and in response to a need for an accessible and affordable centre dedicated to media art and technology.
The idea for TMAC was first conceptualized in 2003, after almost 15 years of organizing. TMAC incorporated in 2011 and attained charitable status in 2013. Today, TMAC has organically grown into an integrated collaborative organization supporting its members, the West Queen West community, and all of Toronto’s media artists and artist-run centres.
In 2014, with the support of the local community, City staff, Active 18 and Councillor Ana Bailão, TMAC, Urbancorp and the City of Toronto finalized an agreement that would provide the Edge on Triangle Park condominium a density bonus in exchange for a turnkey, purpose-built, ~40,000 sq. ft. facility for TMAC.
Construction is nearly complete and TMAC looks forward to moving in to its new space in 2017!
We continue to operate under our collaborative governance model as a charitable organization until we move into our permanent home.
Make a donation today and immediately receive a charitable receipt through Canada Helps!
Our multi-purpose facility offers shared spaces and amenities including:
- A 200-seat theatre designed by renowned architect Peter Smith, for screening independent and experimental works
- Studio apartment for visiting artist residencies
- Classrooms for public talks, workshops, screenings, festivals and events
- Shared resource and equipment libraries
- A temperature-controlled vault and archive
- Technical and production facilities
- Public galleries and exhibition spaces