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.

 not a member?

Upcoming Events

Tue 6 February
6:30 - 9pm
Art Intersections: Digital Curation with Golboo Amani and Lindsay LeBlanc moderated by Matthew Kyba

Recent Events

Thu 14 December
7pm - 10pm
HOLIDAY VIDEO CHUCK! 'Tis the season! Join us for snacks, drinks, and a showcase of members' work!
Mon 11 December
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Roots (Raíces) Workshop Series #4: Blender3D One of 6 workshops that form part of the exhibition programming for Roots (Raíces).
more  all events

Workshops in February

Wed 7 February
6 - 9 pm 
From Photographer to Filmmaker
members $0-$0  (others $10)
Sat 10 February
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to the Canon DSLR
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Wed 14 February
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Wed 21 Feb
6pm - 9pm)

Concept Development From Idea to Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sat 17 February
1 - 5 pm 
(Part II: Sun 18 Feb
1pm - 5pm)

Cinematography: Camera Techniques
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sun 18 February
1 - 5 pm 
Cinematography: Lighting Techniques
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Wed 28 February
6 - 9 pm 
Distribution Strategies for Indie Filmmakers
members $0-$10  (others $65)

Workshops in March

Wed 7 March
1 - 4 pm 
The Art of the Interview
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 10 March
1 - 5 pm 
Introduction to the RED Dragon Camera
members $0-$25  (others $105)
more 10 more scheduled workshops



568 Richmond St. W, Toronto M5V 1Y9

Search Me


Community 2017

'5 Steps' Video Shoot

Collaboration with Sketch Working Arts  more

Staff Directory

Office: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
568 Richmond Street W.,
RPO Queen-Bathurst, Box 52456
Toronto, ON M5V 3T8
☎ 416 603 6564
csv [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Ross Turnbull General Manager

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager

Pam Baer Program Co-ordinator (on leave)
pam [at] charlesstreetvideo [dot] com

Sanjit Dhillon Assistant Programming Coordinator (interim)

Michael Keshane

Nancy Paterson Facilities Coordinator

Fonna Seidu

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician

Jennifer Su Assistant Program Coordinator (interim)

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial

staff+board meet the 10 staff + 12 board


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
Office Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
568 Richmond Street West
PO Box 52456 RPO Queen Bathurst, Toronto M5V 3T8 Canada
Connect with CSV:

YouTube's CSV profile