OPEN STUDIO

A Dance Studio Without Walls

March 16 + 17  /  April 27 + 28  /  May 18 + 19

Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creation and rehearsal processes of new dance works, watch a professional company dance class or participate in one of our NEW public workshops within the unique context of Union Station's West Wing at our Open Studio, as part of Union Dance. All for FREE in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Birthed in Fall 2017 as part of our 3rd annual festival programming in partnership with Union Station, Open Studio has since expanded, bringing dance off the stage and into the country’s busiest transit hub year-round.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19, and Union Station's position as the city's busiest transit hub, all Open Studio activities are postponed until futher notice. While saddened, we want to do our part to prioritize the health and wellbeing of all participants in our programming. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Union Station's West Wing is located on street level just west of the Great Hall in the historic area of the building. Enter the building from the Front Street entrance and turn right. It is easily accessible via the Yonge Line on the TTC. Limited seating available on a first come, first serve basis. Free Wifi, presented by TD, is also available. 

Open Studio Highlights

Past Programming

Fall 2019

From September 23-25, as part of our annual fall festival, we transformed Union Station's West Wing into our Open Studio, an open-concept dance studio where the public was invited to observe the raw creative processes of renowned dancers and choreographers. Check out the artists and companies we showcased below:

September 25

Featured Artists

The National Ballet of Canada

Angela Blumberg

For past programming prior to September 2019, click here.

Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:

Sampradaya Dance Creations, Photo by Kendra Epik | Gallery photo credits listed in caption

Artistic Director 
ILTER IBRAHIMOF

FFDN Office

230-4936 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6S3

info@ffdnorth.com

416-907-4334

Ticketing

Festival Box Office

For all Ticketed Performances

contact:

MERIDIAN HALL Box Office

1-855-872-7669

Group Sales

Lily Sutherland

lily@ffdnorth.com

416-907-4334

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Murray Paterson

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Laura Murray

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Venues

MERIDIAN HALL

1 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

Union Station

65 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support: