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Located in The Junction, ARTiculations is an independently owned and operated community hub offering quality art supplies and services to artists and creative explorers of all ages. We are passionate about the power of creativity and its potential for personal transformation.

Discover our thoughtful selection of quality artist tools and materials in our retail store + online shop.  As makers ourselves, we choose to carry the finest products available from around the world and are committed to partnerships with companies whose goal is quality and craftsmanship for the professional artist.

Join us for a creative art workshop in our studio and learn from our team of engaging artist instructors. Choose from a roster of one day workshops, demonstrations, lectures, 2 to 5 day intensives and classes for kids and adults. From basic instruction to advanced technique, we can get you started or challenge your approach to art making.

Be inspired by contemporary exhibitions featuring Toronto artists in our Earl Selkirk Gallery. Exhibitions rotate every 4-6 weeks and we accept submissions (see guidelines on our website).

Invite us to bring creativity to you at your place of business, school, or event. We custom design programs to ensure an innovative learning and team-building experience for you and your colleagues.

Participate in one of our many community initiatives and art-happenings. Or let us make your event an artful one, either in our new upstairs space or at your location.

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Huge thank you to Anne MacRae for making this video about us when we first opened.

Neighbourhood Living West – Up and Art’em Junction Shop finds niche with creators

Monocle Magazine- The Junction, Issue 60 With its well-preserved streets and redbrick housing, the Junction is home to small shops and galleries and a new generation of residents.



Shop Dog Extrordinaire! When on shift, Charlie is our official store greeter. He will welcome you at the door, bring you a toy (but just for looking at), and welcome a cuddle. Generally easy-going, but will bark up a storm if a pigeon feather wafts into the shop. Look. Out.

Charlie is a good boy.


Heather Phillips

Heather is an ambitious entrepreneur, artist, and instructor. She studied fine art at York University, specializing in sculpture and painting.

She co-founded Articulations in 2011 out of a desire to create a hub for artists in her beloved Junction community.  Heather sits on the board of directors for the Junction BIA, and is very hands-on in community programming. In addition to maintaining ARTiculations and her own artistic practice, Heather is a freelance instructor, delivering workshops which can be adapted for a variety of groups. She also develops custom trainings, workshops, and sessions for groups. Please get in touch if you think she would be a good fit to work with you on something.


ARTiculations is an inclusive space that welcoming of everyone.  We strive to maintain an environment that is equitable, accessible, and anti-oppressive. We recognize and acknowledge that this is an imperfect and iterative process that requires constant work. To that end, we are committed to fostering a climate of understanding in which all persons are treated with dignity and respect, with the goal of improving equality and accessibility and inclusion for every one.