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Toronto Writers’ Centre

The Toronto Writers’ Centre first opened its doors in 2006 in the Annex at 627 Bloor Street West. In July of 2023, TWC made the move just down the street and is now situated beside Hot Docs Cinema at 500A Bloor Street West. The TWC is a creative hub that offers emerging and established writers a quiet, professional work environment and a supportive community.

The TWC is an incubator for literary endeavours — where new ideas can be stimulated and nurtured among a vibrant cross section of writers. With an expansive writing space, lounge, kitchen, and boardroom, the Toronto Writers’ Centre provides writers with a place to focus their ideas, and be part of a community of writers.

Toronto Writers' Centre

A godsend. No laundry, no children, no phones, just silence and the blank page. It’s been like rediscovering writing all over again.

Nino Ricci, Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Giller Prize

I’ve produced five novels since starting at the TWC and I’m currently working on two more.

Giles Blunt, Winner of the Silver Dagger Award and the Arthur Ellis Award

The Toronto Writers’ Centre improved my productivity immensely. Having a safe, quiet place to go to write meant I could always work without distractions. I’m not sure I ‘d have written The Blackthorn Key without it.

Kevin Sands, Multiple Award Winner for Juvenile/YA fiction

An enormous relief —it’s no small thing to have a place to just sit and write among supportive, like-minded members.

Ania Szado

TWC is my home away from home where I can work in peace and quiet, and also chat with other writers when the mood strikes.

Nicolas Billon, Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama

A great boon. I’ve done some of my best work there quickly, because there are no domestic or social distractions. It’s the place to get serious about writing.

Karen Connelly, Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction

Benefits abound …

Members of Toronto Writers’ Centre enjoy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year comfort, community & security. The Toronto Writers’ Centre is a 2000-square-foot, air-conditioned writing haven, divided into two quiet rooms, lounge & kitchen, and boardroom. The TWC is the affordable alternative to writing at home or in shared spaces. Write among published authors and serious professional writers as committed to their craft as you are. Seriousness of intent is all that is required of potential members. There are no restrictions on genre. The TWC is open to all writers.

It’s a great place to make business contacts, get referrals, and make friends. Everyone is welcome to post news of upcoming events — readings, book launches, films etc. — on the bulletin boards and to send announcements to the entire membership.

Toronto Writers' Centre

Land Acknowledgement

The Toronto Writers’ Centre stands on the ancestral lands and waterways of the Anishnabeg (Mississaugas of the Credit), the Haudenosaunee Peoples from the Six Nations Confederacy of the Grand River, Wendat, Chippewa, Métis, and is now home to many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island. This meeting space of Tkaronto is governed by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt agreement, which upholds our shared access to and responsibility for the lands on which we live, and those with whom we share them.