Get to know Hillcrest Village: Artscape Wychwood Barns

Earlier this week, we profiled one of our favourite coffee shops in the ‘hood, Zaza Espresso Bar. Today, we’re going to tell you all about one of the most popular community hubs in the area, if not the city: Artscape Wychwood Barns in Wychwood Park.

Artscape Wychwood Barns is essentially a community centre (different, because it operates on a self-sustaining model), but so much more than that. It’s where art is celebrated, culture is emphasized and everyone is welcome. There’s always events, farmers’ markets, conferences, art markets and other fun activities going on. It also serves as a home/work space for artists and not-for-profit organizations including The Stop Community Food Centre, York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts, and others.

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Some upcoming events at Artscape Wychwood Barns include the Canadian Cancer Society’s much-anticipated 2nd Annual OktoberFEAST (October 16th), where there will be plenty of food trucks! It will be a fun night, and the best part? It’s all for a wonderful cause. Another event to save the date for is the Wychwood Vintage Clothing Show and Sale on Sunday, October 26th – a great way to start your Christmas shopping early!

Bonus fact: Artscape Wychwood Barns is also LEED Gold certified and fully accessible by Ontario standards. A building after our own heart!

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