Canada’s Music Incubator supports self-employed artists and entrepreneurs, as well as music-sector infrastructure development; it also advocates for creative-entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. Canada’s Music Incubator has booked more than 500 shows, with nearly $1 million in revenue going to emerging artists. The organization takes no stake, and offers free services beyond residency.
District Ventures Kitchen is a non-profit food incubator. We help Canadian entrepreneurs commercialize food innovation at our production facility in Toronto, and through nationwide support and mentorship programs. From recipe development to national distribution, from cooking facilities to communications strategies — if you have the vision, District Ventures Kitchen can help put your food on Canada’s tables.
A Creator Studio for the modern creative entrepreneur – we call them #TheCreatorClass. Join our global community of photographers, filmmakers and cultural leaders to benefit from:
Our Cultural Hub
Our Production Studio
The Imagination Catalyst is OCAD University’s hub for entrepreneurship and commercialization. Our mission is to support and develop entrepreneurial talent among OCAD University faculty, students and alumni, as well as creative entrepreneurs across the GTA. Our goal is to help launch new companies and products that contribute to the prosperity of our community. OCAD U is an art and [...]
Jewel Envy is the only private studio in the city that has long term bench rental for professional goldsmiths, short term rentals, classes taught exclusively by the resident jewellers, and sells only work made by the resident goldsmiths. We have an infrastructure of supporting members of the space through mentorship, training, and sales. We provide opportunities for interaction within the [...]
As the first JLABS to open outside the United States, JLABS @ Toronto joins a network of life science facilities that are based throughout the United States in San Diego (the flagship JLABS), San Francisco, South San Francisco, Boston and Houston. These facilities are home to over 100 early-stage companies advancing pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health programs.
NewMakeIt is a centre of innovation consisting of a makerspace, coworking area and interactive training and workshop facilities that provides an environment for learning, collaboration, creativity, idea development and entrepreneurship.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping makers, artists, entrepreneurs and the community to reach their goals and have fun in the process.
Riverdale Hub is a non-profit social enterprise hub, located in a newly-renovated green-design building in Toronto’s east end. Our Coworking Space offers an innovative, affordable work environment, informed by values of diversity, sustainability, social justice and community. We have an open-concept workspace with desks, shared tables, and a lounge area; as well as two glass-enclosed private offices. The [...]
The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication, where emerging entrepreneurs build their ideas. From concept development to three-dimensional prototyping and beyond, the DFZ facilitates the incubation and acceleration of project ideas and strategically propels them towards real-life application and business innovation. To date, the DFZ has attracted 400 entrepreneurs and yielded [...]
As part of Ryerson’s approach to experiential learning, the Fashion Zone promotes entrepreneurship as a career path for students and budding entrepreneurs with an interest in fashion, design, and technology. We support creators with wisdom, mentorship, and community to explore, innovate and thrive in the fashion ecosystem while accelerating the likelihood of success for new companies and social ventures.