SpaceFinder Toronto: Flashback to #CSPX15

This past Monday, SpaceFinder Toronto had a whirlwind experience meeting creative spaces and artists in and around the city at this year’s Creative Spaces Partnership Exchange. The whole day delivered what it promised: Discovering, Exchanging and Building.

#CSPX15 had 70+ exhibitors and 700+ attendees.


SpaceFinder discovered a multitude of artists in the city looking for new spaces to rent. We had the opportunity to tell them about SpaceFinder Toronto, show them how to use the site and demonstrate how users can select over 150 search criteria to find exactly what they were looking for…from spring floors to affordable pricing.

We had an increase of 51% in new users visiting SpaceFinder Toronto on #CSPX15!


We met organizations with independent studios, theatres and galleries as well as organizations that housed many creative spaces that could ALL benefit listing their rentals on SpaceFinder Toronto. Through these exchanges, we were able to both share how SpaceFinder Toronto can provide additional revenue potential through rentals and relay how this valuable tool helps venues reach new audiences.

SpaceFinder Toronto had 3 venues list their spaces and 2 venues adopt online booking features at #CSPX15!


At the exhibitor workshop, ArtsBuild Board member Karen Stintz was able to share how the collaboration between TAPA, ArtsBuild Ontario, WorkInCulture and Fractured Atlas was built to bring SpaceFinder to Toronto. We were thrilled to share our experience in bringing cross sector partners together to implement this valuable tool and work together to ensure it is actively and positively impacting the city’s creative sector.

SpaceFinder currently has 427 spaces listed and has accumulated $25,000+ in rental referrals…and that’s not including phone and email inquiries!

The day was a tremendous success and ArtsBuild would like to thank Melissa Routley, Program Manager with Artscape, for all her hard work in making the day an extremely valuable experience for the 70+ exhibitors and 700+ attendees.


We invite all SpaceFinder Toronto venues to join us for a Booking Features Workshop next week on Nov. 10! All space bookings are different and range from simple to very complex so join ArtsBuild Ontario to learn how these three features – ONLINE CALENDAR – BOOKING REQUEST FORMS – BOOKING ENGINE – can complement your space booking processes and get your space noticed.

When: November 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: TAPA Office | 401 Richmond St W, Suite 350, Toronto, M5V 3A8
Cost: FREE!

REGISTER by emailing Alexis at