2021 or Longer
Established in 2011, 222 is an 8,000 square foot property that provides non-profit space for Access Gallery, SPARE ROOM and 23 small artist studios. 222 is also home to Bathroom Makeover or Post-socialist Pre-development Pseudo-historical Shrine, a working bathroom by Hungarian designer Tom Sloan of the Blood Mountain Foundation.
The building is leased from the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver, a chapter member of the benevolent association Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada, established in Victoria in 1904. The society purchased the 222 E Georgia Street building in 1951 after moving the association to Vancouver, and currently operates 12 low-cost apartments and a ground-level seniors gathering space.