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Under New Management

As of fall 2012, The White House Studio Project is now under new management.

This website and blog will act as a database of documentation of the old White House, it’s projects and happenings. The information listed on this site is now out of date and just left as a relic to the old days.

On behalf of the old board of directors I’d like to thank everyone who has participated, contributed and attended the White House over the past 3 years. Thank you for making it some of the best years of my life.

Here’s to the future.

Vanessa Rieger
Co-Founder of the White House Board of Directors, 2008-2012

For up to date news on the new project’s events, go to

UPCOMING: “Sadistic Glam” -’94

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Alexander Hryshko and White House Studio member Nathaniel Addison present “Sadistic Glam” -’94, a sardonic investigation of ruin and redundancy uncovered through photographs, bootleg VHS tapes, shoot interviews and cheap souvenirs. Evidence of real pain and personal tragedy are documented and arranged to present an alternate perspective on celebrity and spectacle from behind the scenes of professional wrestling.

Displayed using obsolete technologies that signify the temporary highs experienced by pro wrestlers, the collection chronicles a mainstreaming of violence and corruption that has accelerated over the last 30 years of the oldest sport in the world.  “Sadistic Glam” -’94 confronts the youths’ naive adoration with brutal truths and disturbing personalities, attempting to reconcile the difference.

Bands start around 11.






3d photo!

3rd photo from inside The White House by Zak Tatham.
More 3d photos here.

One Way Ticket: Performance Dance Show

Richie Doyle is an emerging dance artist currently based in Toronto.  In May, Richie will be traveling to Brussels, Belgium as an opportunity to further his artistic and professional growth, as well as establish himself as a member of the dance community abroad.  Doyle’s pilot performance project: One Way Ticket, will also be a fundraiser to help finance his educational endeavors. The event will be a showcase of Toronto-based dance artists, as well as collaborations with visual and spoken-word artists.

Saturday April 14th
@ The White House Studio Project

Doors at 7:30pm.
Performances start at 8:08pm.

Performances by:
Richie Doyle
Helen Cox & Joey Eddy
Emma Kerson
Jolyane Langlois & Sarah Reid
Bare Neck and Brazen (Olivia Citter & Madeleine Shen)
Ana Claudette Groppler
Spoken word by Liz Howard and Paul Kevin Wadsworth
Video installation by Jonathan Edward Mayhew,
featuring Richie Doyle & Jarrett Siddall.

Live music performance by Bo Janglez
DJ and dance party to follow the performances

10$ donation gets you raffle tickets for prizes!

Click here for Facebook Event!

Who’s That?!

Studio Member Sarah D’angelo has started a photo project on our website called: Who’s That?! She will be continuously photo documenting White House Studio Members and their ever changing studio spaces.

Click Here for More WHO’S THAT?!

Lame Vandalism Never Wins

Last month some obviously drunk and confused person tagged our door. We don’t know wither is was some failed joke or a negative slur but it was poorly executed. At the top left corner you can see they misspelled the word “red” and ended up crossing it out.  There was little to no skill in the can-handling and a weak letter style. They covered people’s artwork and they even sprayed out faces on a photo. If you’re gong to spray paint in Kensington market at least bring your A-game.

Maybe they confused us with another, more famous…  “White House”… totally unrelated to our studio project.  We started calling this project the “other” White House studios, because our original location off Lansdowne Avenue was the only white house in a courtyard of houses… and so when giving directions for people to get to our studios… we all would say “walk down the alley, and it’s the White House”.  Turned into a bit of a joke among studio mates.  So that’s where the name came from.

Anyways, sucks we got tagged but it’s just paint and we got tons of that in our studio so gave our door a fresh coat of stencils and art. We figured out a cool way of using a milk crate as a stencil too! We’re very happy with the results.

We just want to point out that we have a non-discrimination policy and don’t tolerate any form of hate in our creative space! Thanks!

Spy on us!

We’re getting into twitter cams….
and are going to be starting a White House sitcom.
Until then,
spy on us at this address!