Brick and Mortar launches 150-seat theatre The Commons

  Photo:  Brick and Mortar

Photo: Brick and Mortar

Two Toronto arts spaces, The Attic and The Box, have come together as Brick and Mortar in an effort to change the landscape for independent, self-producing artists in Toronto.

In a difficult time when many of the city's arts spaces are closing their doors, Brick and Mortar is fighting to open more, according to a release by founders Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn.

"Brick and Mortar offers a variety of unique spaces across the city that are alive with history and drama. Each clean and accessible venue provides a beautiful space in which artists can be free to create."

The newest space, The Commons, is an unconventional 5,200 square foot theatre facility, accessible to all artists at all levels of their career.

Located at 190 Richmond St. E, The Commons will be the venue for the fourth annual One More Night Festival, running Sept. 12-18.

There will also be a ribbon-cutting celebreation taking place on Sept. 11, with cocktails and a live band, followed by performances at 9 p.m.

For more information on The Commons or Brick and Mortar, visit