The estate of Cedar Ridge was acquired by the City of Scarborough in the late 70's through a land swap with Metropolitan Toronto. The Guildcrest Studios were invited by the City of Scarborough to redirect their fundraising activities to renovate Cedar Ridge, an opportunity to develop a gallery as well as teaching studios. The Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery not for profit organization was formed and their main objective was to successfully operate the gallery and studios as a learning facility for artists, they did this from 1978 to 1984 with the City of Scarborough assuming full management responsibilities in 1985. In 1993 the Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery raised funds to renovate the chauffeur's cottage, garage and stables into a beautiful one of a kind pottery studio space. In 1996 the building was renamed Carriage House Studios and it was officially opened by the Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Hal Jackman.
Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, with a Board of Directors, maintains its operations as a volunteer run charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of visual art in the Toronto community. The organization hosts two fundraising events at the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre annually in June and November and partners with Cultural Services to support gallery programming.The Cedar Ridge Gallery, owned and operated by Toronto Arts & Culture, is animated 10 months of the year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cedar Ridge Studio charitable organization please drop by and fill out a membership application form, or call for more information.