S.O.S. (Save Our Space)

February 14, 2020

For those of you who don’t already know, ildsjel collective closed to the public last year. If you’d like to read about it, you can check out our blog post here. However, in a cosmic turn of events, we have recently been given the opportunity to rally our community, in an effort to save the creative hub that we’ve built over the last three years. If you’re interested in helping us save our space …

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With A Little Help From Our Friends

December 10, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that ildsjel collective will be closing at the end of this year. As of December 20th we will be closed to the public, and by next spring we will be permanently closed as a venue and a workspace. There are a number of events and workshops still to come next year, so please join us as we celebrate the last few months at ildsjel, and all the great memories …

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Five Events To Keep You Busy This Summer

August 6, 2019

When you live in a major city, you can never justifiably say there’s nothing to do. On any given day, something fun is going on, and that’s doubly true in the summer. In addition to the influx of tourists comes a massive increase in events for all ages and interests. The summer seems to fly by, and if you’re also surprised it’s now August, this is the time to start digging into the many …

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Meet The People Championing Fine Art In Toronto

July 15, 2019

When we started ildsjel, we knew we weren’t the only organization in Toronto trying to redesign the way we work. Companies like the Centre for Social Innovation are fabulous spaces taking unique steps in coworking, but we wanted to approach workspaces from our own angle. Needless to say, when we started finding …

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Two Years In: What Have We Learned?

May 17, 2019

Recently a debate was sparked among several long-time members of the studio: we all knew the space was about to turn two, but no one could agree on exactly when that birthday would have been. We spent the winter of 2017 renovating the studio from a lighting store into more or less what it is today, and when spring rolled around, we received an email from blogTO …

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BrittPaperScissors: The Ultimate Self-Starter

April 4, 2019

It’s not too often you come across someone like Brittany Farhat, the mastermind-behind Brittpaperscisssors. She’s a photographer, videographer, editor, designer, business owner, and DIY enthusiast, but she’s also the embodiment of the self-starter attitude. So much so that I’m probably forgetting to mention something under her list of skills …

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TBT: Veronia Racanelli – Bringing Bedhead Back in Style

March 11, 2019

On March 2nd, we had the privilege to host Bedhead’s first show, but the woman behind the hair, Veronica Racanelli, has been a part of our community since before we moved into 4 Carlaw. Veronica is a vibrant, creative individual, and before we knew her for her music, we knew her for her painting and the bright …

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Web Design Is Hard

March 4, 2019

It happened! We have a new website and you’re reading the inaugural blog post.  It would be dishonest to say this site is the result of a harmonious process, strung along by intuitive planning, perfect communication, and a flawless execution of well-laid plans. As anyone who’s ever built a website can tell you, the process is less of a clean line from start to finish and more of the digital …

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