YPT Announces Room For Imagination – $10.5 Million Expansion Project

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) has announced the launch of the Room for Imagination expansion project. With the purchase of a fully accessible, multi-use building at 161 Frederick Street, only steps away from its historic Front Street East theatre, YPT will expand its footprint with 12,000 additional square feet.

The theatre company’s 123-year-old Heritage building will also undergo extensive renovations. With this ambitious project, YPT will now anchor the corner of Front and Frederick streets in downtown Toronto with two buildings united in vision, creating Canada’s largest state-of-the-art theatre complex for young people.

With this expansion, YPT is investing in the future and opening its doors even wider to young people, schools, artists and the community,” said YPT Board Co-Chairs David Scandiffio and Jenine Krause. “Room for Imagination is our commitment to creating spaces that inspire the best in programming, education and engagement, and one that will position YPT as an international leader in theatre for young audiences.”

Renovations commence summer 2021 with the anticipation of doors opening on Front Street in 2022.

For more information about Room for Imagination and how corporate partners and members of the public can get involved, visit youngpeoplestheatre.org/room-for-imagination.

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