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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The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9

Upcoming Events

Fri 30 November
8 - 12am
VR/36O WEEKEND WORKOUT! at our VR/360 weekend workout! Over the course of this weekend workout workshop, you will get hands-on training of both camera gear and production software, allowing you to level up your media skills, or dive into it for the first time.
Wed 12 December
6:30 - 10pm
Holiday Video Chuck! 'Tis the season for CSV's HOLIDAY VIDEO CHUCK ('n shuck)! Bring your friends, family, or cat and enjoy an evening of snacks, drinks and good hearted frivolity. Members are invited to bring along short film, video and interactive work to showcase. Video Chuck is a chance to bring together our community, socialize, network, and highlight CSV members' work.

Recent Events

Tue 30 October
6pm - 9pm
Directing Actors
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Workshops in November

Tue 20 November
6 - 9 pm 
Indie Music Video Workshop
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 24 November
1 - 5 pm 
(Part II: Sun 25 Nov
1pm - 5pm)

Introduction to Adobe Premiere
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Sun 25 November
10 am - 5 pm 
Scriptwriting Fundamentals
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Tue 27 November
6 - 9 pm 
From Photographer to Filmmaker
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Thu 29 November
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Thu 6 Dec
6pm - 9pm)

Intro to Documentary Filmmaking
members $0-$25  (others $52)
Fri 30 November
7 - 9 pm 
members $0-$20  (others $65)

Workshops in December

Thu 13 December
6 - 9 pm 
The Art of the Interview
members $0-$10  (others $65)
available workshops 70 available workshops



Residency 2017

Alice Il Shin Residency

So You Think You Can Pitch? Established Artist 2017  more

Staff Directory

Office: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
32 Lisgar St. 2nd fl. M6J 0C9 Toronto

☎ 416 603 6564

Ross Turnbull General Manager

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager

Nancy Paterson Facilities Coordinator

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial

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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 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
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