In order to create the safest environment possible for both our community and staff, we have implemented a number of changes to the operation of our facilities. These changes are made to ensure a safe workspace for our membership, as we all move forward in this situation together.

At this time Members’ of Centre [3] who have completed their orientation and have been given the green light to use the space, alone and without support from a technician have been granted access, by appointment only. In person workshops, and one-on-one technician bookings are not available at this moment. We understand the limitations this particular safety measure creates for newer printmakers. To inquire about using space as a new Member, please email studio@centre3.com.

Here are the changes:

  • Our studios are open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. 

  • Studio use will be by appointment only. 

  • Appointments can be scheduled through our online booking system here or by e-mailing info@centre3.com or calling (905) 524-5084

  • Appointment booking are  for 3 hour time slots:

        • our morning time slots will be from 10 AM to 1 PM

        • afternoon time slots will be from 2 PM to 5 PM 

        • Monday evenings are available from 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • We have to limit the number of members allowed in each studio area in order to maintain social distancing:

        • Traditional studio: capacity is limited to 3 persons

        • Screen studio: capacity is limited to 2 persons in the textile area; and 2 persons in the paper area.

        • Digital Studio: capacity is limited to one person

  • No walk ins allowed. This includes the use of all access keys without a previous appointment made.

  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. Visitors must sanitize their hands upon entry.

  • All members using the space will be obligated to follow safety protocols including regular hand washing. Members are also encouraged to sanitize equipment after use.

  • Social distancing will be enforced.

  • If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms, please stay home.

  • Absolutely no eating or food sharing allowed in the studios.

  • We ask those using the space to limit personal items not intended to aid in the printing process. Personal items must be disinfected or left in a secure space at the front of the building

  • We will no longer be able to lend out respirators for studio use. Members are responsible for providing their own. Use of the etching room and screen washout room without a respirator will be done so under your own risk. It is highly advised that you come prepared with your own respirator.

  • Washrooms will be fully disinfected after use.

  • Our galleries are open by appointment, please review our gallery protocols here

  • NO CASH payments. Interac and VISA and e-transfers only

  • We reserve the right to revoke access to members who do not abide by these new measures.

We as an organization are continually learning and adapting given the circumstances, and we are open and eager to hear feedback related to the needs of our membership relating to safety. Our re-opening has been aligned to the phases of the provincial and municipal governments and we continue to look to Public Health for guidance. 

We will continue to offer digital printing and custom screen-printing services. Although walk-ins are not available, orders can be placed via phone or email, files can be submitted digitally, and processed orders will be made available for safe and contactless pick-up or delivery.

For digital printing services, you can forward your inquiries to digital@centre3.com.

If you’re looking to get t-shirts printed, or any other custom screen-printed needs, you can forward your inquiries to print@centre3.com.

If you have any questions regarding the re-opening or if you have any print projects you need assistance with, please do not hesitate to call at 905-524-5084  or email info@centre3.com

Thank you and be well.