Enerboss 400C Picked for LEED ® Gold Sustainable Work/Live Artist Residences and Cultural Centre
Artscape is transforming the historic Wychwood TTC streetcar repair barns located in the St. Clair and Bathurst neighbourhood into the Artscape Wychwood Barns – a multifaceted community centre where arts and culture, environmental leadership, heritage preservation, urban agriculture and affordable housing are brought together to foster a strong sense of community. The Studio Barn will provide 26 live/work studios and 15 work-only studios to professional artists as well as host a Community Gallery. Heating, cooling and ventilation of the artist studios will be provided with the Enerboss 400C. The Studio Barn opened in the fall of 2008.
The LEED ®; Gold Green Arts Barns project also offers four other significant public spaces.
The Covered Street Barn will be for community events, exhibitions, festivals, etc. The Community Barn will provide affordable programming, rehearsal, office and meeting space to not-for-profit community arts and environmental organizations. Operated by The Stop Community Food Centre, The Green Barn will house a year-round temperate greenhouse, sheltered garden, outdoor bake oven and compost demonstration site. Finally, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will develop the park area that surrounds the barns on three sides. Park features include a children’s play area, an open sports field with a natural ice rink in winter, a fenced in off-leash dog area, a beach volley ball court and picnic tables. In addition, approximately 150 trees, 1,500 shrubs and 900 perennials and grasses will be planted.