Studio.89 partners with The Daniels Corporation and moves to one of Daniels’s communities called The Arc in Mississauga.
At 5 years old, Studio.89 evolves from a grassroots organization to an established community hub, showcasing events such as social justice campaigns, community panel discussions, paint nights, open mic nights, and poetry slams. Our free space is used by numerous organizations assisting with fundraisers, board meetings, and outreach events helping Peel Regional nonprofits thrive!
After three long years of dealing with zoning, fundraising, and garnering community support, Studio.89 finally opens its doors in March 2014! It is completely furnished by donations and community partners – from toilets to the paint of walls! Downstairs, the Studio.89 cafe promotes conscious consumption through fair trade and organic goods. Upstairs, the Artademic Resource Center offers everything from workshops, and free camera rentals, to computer programming and free film nights.
During their journey, YTGA identified 3 gaps in resources available within Mississauga.
1. Access to Fair Trade Goods
2. Lack of Free Venues for Nonprofits
3. Lack of Resources for Students
YTGA dreams of opening a social enterprise cafe that can fill all 3 of these needs. Welcome to Studio.89!
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness expands into theatre productions, performing across the Greater Toronto Area to bring awareness to topics closest to them. YTGA continues writing “Our Voice”, campaigning against genetically modified foods, human trafficking and women’s rights, as well as creating visual art pieces.