Skip to content

B Street is the new TAPA arts hub, in partnership with B Street Collaborative, with the joint mission of empowering Toronto artists with the space and facilities that they need to thrive.

B Street is located at 1100 Bathurst Street, the new home of TAPA. This brand new facility provides TAPA members with new creation spaces including Mirvish Productions Rehearsal Space, the B Street Audio Recording Studio, the state-of-the-art Self-Tape Studio, The Jon Kaplan Community Lounge, The Dora Mavor Moore Mentorship Studio, a Board Room, and two phone booths – perfect for your next virtual meeting.

B Street is a creation space first and foremost, that strives to empower artists to create their most impactful work. In utilising affordable pricing models for high-level facilities, B Street is the first space of its kind in Toronto.

Find your next space

B Street has three main spaces available to rent:

Mirvish Productions Rehearsal Space
Book Now

Rehearsal Space – 10M x 4M:

  • Marley Dance Floors
  • Mirrored/Curtained Wall (Renter’s preference)
  • Kitchenette
  • YAMAHA (P125 A) 88-key digital keyboard, L125 keyboard stand, and 3-pedal system
  • Dimmable Lighting
  • Energy-efficient: independent temperature control systems in each room

Green Room – 5M x 4M:

  • Theatre dressing room counter with stools
  • Theatre dressing room lighting
  • A couch and coffee table
  • Rehearsal call-board
  • Energy-efficient: independent temperature control systems in each room

Locker Room – 3M x 3M:

  • Private Lockers
  • 2, 6 ft work tables
  • 4, 4 ft work tables
  • Rolling storage cart
  • 25 Stackable chairs
  • Miscellaneous prop furniture
  • 35 foam floor tiles

This compact rehearsal space is the ideal studio space for your next workshop, reading, rehearsal, vocal session, and/or classes of all kinds. This multiple-room space features a mirrored studio with an attached kitchenette, green room, and locker room with private storage included with your rental.

The Self-Tape Studio
Book Now

3M x 5M Recording Space

  • Sound-dampening panelling
  • 4 seamless backgrounds (grey, green, blue, black)
  • SONY Alpha A6-100 filming camera
  • 2 RODE mics (smartphone and camera)
  • 3 adjustable key lights
  • iPad (to operate teleprompter and lights)
  • Teleprompter
  • Laptop (for file transfer)
  • Mirror and changing screen
  • Energy-efficient: independent temperature control system

The B Street Self-Tape Studio is here! This state-of-the-art studio, complete with teleprompter, is the ideal place to get the perfect take. Don’t worry – the studio includes an easy-to-use operating manual and instructional video.

The Recording Studio
Book Now

2M x 4M Studio Space

  • Fully insulated, with Bass Traps and pro-rated sound-proof panelling
  • Musical Instruments of all types are welcome, and can be brought in using the lift

Tech Includes:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iPad
  • Desktop Microphone Extension Arm with RODE Microphone
  • 30 inch Monitor
  • SM7B Microphone (with gain transformer)
  • Universal Audio Volt Condenser Microphone
  • Universal Audio Volt 2/76 USB Interface
  • Universal Audio Volt Headphones
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MIDI Controller
  • 2 Yamaha Speakers
  • ART Headamp4 4x Headphone Amplifier
  • An easy-to-use training manual
Whether you are launching the next great podcast series, laying down music for a new project or you simply need a professional voice-over recording, B Street is your perfect partner. Our compact, fully sound-treated studio meets all industry standards and can be yours to use at exceptional rates. For a seamless experience, we provide a comprehensive operations manual and instructional video. With professional software running on a state-of-the-art Mac Studio as well as an easy to use iPad interface for those who may prefer it, everyone, from complete novices to experienced sound designers, will feel comfortable in the B Street Recording Studio.

Non-member pricing

Non-member pricing is available by contacting the Operations Manager. We are not currently offering rentals for non-TAPA members in The Rehearsal Space. Stay tuned to our socials for updates.

Availability

Check the availability of the B Street spaces:

May 2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • TIFT Rehearsal (9 AM - 5 PM)
  • BURLESQUE 101 with Belle & Ty
  • Self-Tape Studio Unavailable 6 - 8:30 PM
2
  • Parlous Theatre (9 AM - 5 PM)
  • Common Boots (12:30 - 3:30)
  • Scene Study with Cat Black
3
  • Parlous Theatre (9 AM - 5 PM)
  • Parlous Theatre using phone booth
4
  • Parlous Theatre (9 AM - 5 PM)
5
  • Internal Booking (9 AM - 1 PM)
  • Jennifer Wigmore - Zone of Silence (1 - 4 PM)
  • Fringe Auditions (4 - 7 PM)
6
  • Grace Lamarche (10 AM - 1 PM)
  • Fringe Auditions (5 - 8 PM)
7
  • TAPA Internal Booking
8
  • BURLESQUE 101 with Belle & Ty (6 - 8:30 PM)
  • Self-Tape Studio Unavailable 6 - 8:30 PM
9
  • Scene Study with Cat Black (7 - 10 PM)
  • Self-Tape Studio Unavailable 7 - 10 PM
10
  • TAPA Internal Booking (12 - 3 PM)
  • Robert Ball (4 - 6:30 PM)
11
  • Film Shoot (8 AM - 10 PM)
12
  • Jennifer Wigmore - Zone of Silence (1 - 4 PM)
  • Eve at Sea Auditions (5 - 8 PM)
  • Limbuswork Collective (8-10 PM)
13
14
15
  • Beau Han Bridge (11 AM - 3 PM)
  • BURLESQUE 101 (6 - 8:30 PM)
16
  • Beau Han Bridge (11 AM - 3 PM)
  • Scene Study with Cat Black (7 - 10 PM)
17
  • An Evening at Sea (5 - 7 PM)
18
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (1 - 4 PM)
19
  • Jennifer Wigmore - Zone of Silence (1 - 4 PM)
  • Limbuswork Collective (7 - 10 PM)
20
  • Olivia Quinn-Smith (12 - 4 PM)
  • An Evening at Sea (6 - 10 PM)
21
  • An Evening at Sea (6 - 10 PM)
22
  • Tour - Chris Foley (Sheridan)
  • TAPA Trade Series- From Worry to Wellness with CAMH (11 AM - 12 PM)
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (7 - 10 PM)
23
  • Thaumatrope Theatre Auditions (1:30 - 7 PM)
  • Scene Study with Cat Black (7 - 10 PM)
24
  • Aviva Armour-Ostroff (11 AM - 5 PM)
  • An Evening at Sea (5 - 7 PM)
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (7 PM - 10 PM)
25
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (1 - 4 PM)
26
  • Belle Jumelles (11 AM - 1 PM)
  • Jennifer Wigmore - Zone of Silence (2 - 5 PM)
  • Limbuswork Collective (7 - 10 PM)
27
  • An Evening at Sea (6 - 10 PM)
28
  • HELD (11 AM - 3 PM)
  • An Evening at Sea (6 - 10 PM)
29
  • HELD (11 AM - 3 PM)
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (7 - 10 PM)
30
  • Tosha Doiron (12:30 - 2:30 PM)
31
  • An Evening at Sea (5 - 7 PM)
  • Down and Dirty Theatre (7 PM - 10 PM)

Tutorials at B Street

NEW INTRO TO AUDIO: a bespoke tutorial on the fundamentals of recording audio

This 3-hour tutorial will go over the following key concepts, and have you walk away with a finished audio project.

  • Studio set-up
  • Terminology & standards
  • Nailing your take
  • Editing Audio
  • Mixing and Mastering

Check out the B Street floor plan

Click on the map for a larger version.

Additionally, The B Street building has community spaces that are available to anyone from the Toronto arts scene.

The Jon Kaplan Community Lounge

Come share in conversation and collaboration in The Jon Kaplan Community Lounge. This lounge is open to anyone and everyone from the Toronto Arts Community to come, plug-in, make a pot of coffee and create. The amenities of The Jon Kaplan Community Lounge include a large comfy sectional, armchairs, a laptop counter for easy working, atmospheric music, and great people.

The Jon Kaplan Community Lounge features the Jon Kaplan Community Library. This library includes a floor-to-ceiling bookcase that holds Jon Kaplan’s personal collection of plays, scripts, and scores. The Community Library’s many works can be photocopied for free in the lounge, to be enjoyed outside of B Street, or take advantage of the Lending Library.

The Lending Library. It’s free and it’s easy! Take a photo of the book you wish to borrow, send it to katieg@tapa.ca. Return it in 30 days, and choose another play to take home. Boom!

B Street Phone Booths

The B Street phone booths are self-contained, meeting rooms for TAPA members and non-members alike. These two private, sound-proof rooms at the front of the building are perfect for your next virtual meeting or phone call. Free wifi is included. TAPA Members can secure their spot by booking in advance by clicking the button below. Non-TAPA members can use the phone booths on a first come, first serve basis.

Boardroom

This centrally located and rentable boardroom is right in the heart of the annex, on the street-level of the B Street building. The room, complete with 50″ smart screen with reactive/newline software and Innex Cube AI camera, is a hybrid meeting’s best friend.

  • Utilize the Innex Cube AI camera to individually capture each team member’s face, eliminating the need for laptop cameras.
  • Screen share documents, and take notes on the board itself using the newline meeting apps.
  • Block out the world with the sound-baffling paneling on the east and west walls of the room, and shut out the building traffic with retractable sound-proof curtains.

TAPA Members can book the boardroom by clicking the button below. Non-TAPA members can email the Operations Manager to inquire about booking the room.

Contact

For more details about B Street, contact Katie Gorham, Operations Manager.

Back To Top
Search
Skip to content