How to Apply for Membership

2 pm March 24, 2024 
Beaver Hall Gallery

To apply for membership to Beaver Hall Artists' Co-op, all applicants:

The following is the full application procedure for the co-op's housing waiting list:

Please check our Artist Membership Criteria to ensure that you meet our mandate.
If so...
1. Send an email to
Explain that you are a visual artist interested in applying to the co-op and would like your email address added to the announcement list for the next orientation session. Please indicate if you are a one-person household or if you qualify for a 2 bedroom unit. Also include a link to your website or your CV as an attachment. At this juncture, you may also apply to AccesstoHousingTO.

2. Attend our annual Orientation Session
A member of the Membership Committee will contact you by e-mail to invite you to an orientation session. You must attend in order to receive an application. Orientation sessions are held annually, usually in the fall/early winter unless the waiting list is closed.

3. Complete both Beaver Hall and AccesstoHousingTO application forms
You attend the orientation session and at that time you will be given an application for the co-op.  If you have already applied to AccesstoHousingTO please bring the application number.   When you apply, they will issue an application number, usually a P followed by 7 digits.

4. Mail or deliver application, $10.00 fee and AccesstoHousingTO number
Mail  or deliver* to the co-operative our application including the application fee of $10.00 by cheque or money order, made payable to "Beaver Hall Artists' Co-op" along with your AccesstoHousingTO application number. NB: Your Beaver Hall application will not be processed until we receive a AccesstoHousingTO number from you.

5. Attend interview with Membership Committee
Once your application process is complete (letter of interest, application, application fee, AccesstoHousingTO number, contact information), someone from the Membership Committee will contact you for an interview. At that time you should bring documentation of your work (the interview email suggests media/quantity).

If you have been approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, we may perform a credit check, and a Confirmation of Eligibility will be sent to AccesstoHousingTO. At that time you will be put on our waiting list (map #750) with AccesstoHousingTO.

When a unit becomes available, it is very important that you can be reached. If the available unit is the type/size required for your household, you will be contacted. If you decline the unit, you are removed from our waiting list. You must reapply to Beaver Hall Artists' Co-op to be put back onto our waiting list. If you cannot be reached for confirmation, the unit will be offered to the next person on the list and you will be considered to have "declined" the unit.

In compliance with the Housing Services Act, the City moved to a Single Offer Rule in 2022.  

This means that since January 1, 2022, applicants are eligible to receive one offer of suitable RGI housing. If an applicant refuses this offer, they will be removed from the Centralized Waiting List. Applicants are eligible to re-apply, but they will receive a new application date and will start at the bottom of the Centralized Waiting List. If a file is cancelled due to a refusal, applicants have 30 days to request a review of the decision 

*the co-op office is only open on Tuesday and Friday from 12pm to 5pm.

If you have further questions regarding membership at Beaver Hall, please e-mail the Membership Committee at

IMAGE: Cozumel by Michael Alstad

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