What to do in Toronto: Paintlounge

paintlounge exteriorWhen was the last time you tapped into your inner Picasso or Van Gough? Do you love getting into the paint and art supplies as much as your little ones? Wonder what to do in Toronto that will help you fulfil your artistic needs? The creative art space and cafe, Paintlounge, has opened a new location is Leslieville and they have a huge pile of blank canvases ready to be filled.

What to do in Toronto: Paintlounge

Last week the Paintlounge team opened up a brand new location in the city’s east end, Leslieville. Paintlounge is an open ended artistic space for adults and kids. They first opened a shop in Markham back in 2010. Since then they have expanded to include a shop near College and Ossington and the new location on Queen Street, East in Leslieville. The founder and “chief paintlounger” Samantha Chan wanted to create a comfortable space where people could come socialize, relax and paint. Chan believes that being artistic and creative is just as important to our personal well being as exercise.

what to do in toronto - paintloungeInside Paintlounge visitors will find a bright, light room lined with art easels. Simply walk in any time the shop is open and select a canvas size that you would like to work with…they call this Freestyle Painting. Purchasing the stretched canvas includes access to unlimited art supplies, paints, brushes, books filled with inspiring ideas and access to knowledgeable, friendly staff who can help out as little or as much as you like. Freestyle Painting is a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids. Bring the kids along and watch the creativity happen.

If you prefer, Paintlounge also offers scheduled workshops at all skill levels (easy, moderate and challenging). Reserve a spot in a Family Workshop and paint a piece of art together. Painting collaboratively with your children is sure to be a memory to last a lifetime.

A unique feature of Paintlounge is the cafe. Relax with a cup of tea while painting your master piece. The cafe is a perfect addition for families. The space is fully equipped for hosting private events and children’s birthday parties. What a fun way to celebrate a 40th birthday party or baby shower with friends. The possibilities are endless.

What was the last piece of art you created?

Paintlounge

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1173 Queen Street, East, 416-800-6973
784 College Street, 416-900-2644

Jen Farr

In my “previous life” I was a mental health professional…in my current life I’m a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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