Charles Street Video

Industrial Strength Media Art Production

Charles Street Video (CSV) is a non-profit production organization established in 1981 to help support media artists. We provide affordable access to equipment and post-production editing facilities for creating videos, films, installations and other media art forms. We offer regular workshops, training sessions and residencies.

CSV also commissions artists to create new works, and sponsors a variety of youth-oriented production programs and post-secondary scholarships. We actively participate in local exhibitions of media art through our partnerships with arts organizations and grassroots festivals.

Charles Street Video fosters the creation of media art, encourages experimentation, and develops an artistic community and is Toronto’s leading media arts production centre where emerging and established artists gather and achieve their artistic vision.

CSV is supported by its members, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council for operating funding and by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts for capital funding.

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Fluidity on Film

Sketch in partnership with CSV is offering a 10 week intensive video program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth 16-29 to explore fluidity of sexuality, gender & identity through moving images.  more

Recent Events

There are no events scheduled at this time.
Wed 3 August
6pm - 10pm
CSV Presents: Loon, Twit and Nitwit
Thu 31 March
7pm - 10pm
360 Degree camera Talk and Demo
Thu 18 February
7pm - 9pm
CSV Annual General Meeting This meeting is for current members of CSV
more  all events

Workshops in September

Thu 1 September
6 - 9 pm 
Grant Writing for Media Artists
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 24 September
10 am - 5 pm 
Concept Development From Idea to Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)

Workshops in October

Sat 1 October
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to AVID
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 6 October
6 - 9 pm 
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Thu 13 October
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to the RED Dragon Camera
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 15 October
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Adobe Premiere
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sun 16 October
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Adobe After Effects
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sat 22 October
10 am - 5 pm 
Adobe Premiere, Intermediate
members $0-$25  (others $105)
more 8 more scheduled workshops


CSV Maker Space Project

Call for Proposals CSV is looking for artists and collectives interested in promoting dialogue and experimentation about media art. Through our maker space program we are facilitating an open door opportunity to engage with our space and resources.  more


Residency 2015

Celeste Koon Residency

So You Think you Can Pitch Emerging Artist 2015  more


568 Richmond St. W, Toronto M5V 1Y9

Staff Directory

Office: Weekdays 10am - 5pm
65 Bellwoods Ave, Toronto M6J 3N4
☎ 416 603 6564
csv [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Ross Turnbull General Manager
rosst [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager
greg [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Pam Baer Program Co-ordinator
pam [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Madelayne Hajek Assistant Equipment/Program Coordinator

Nancy Paterson Facilities Coordinator

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician
konrad [dot] skreta [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial
admin [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

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Office Hours: Weekdays 10am-5pm
416.603.6564      416.603.6567
568 Richmond Street West
PO Box 52456 RPO Queen Bathust, Toronto M5V 3T8 Canada
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