Volcano is an international award-winning theatre company based in Toronto. Our mission is to create outward-looking, relevant art, which is rigorously made for live audiences in Canada and abroad.

At Volcano, we see our role as a connector, bringing experts in various practices together; and an ambassador, presenting an idea of Canada to the world. We explore compelling social and artistic territories in innovative ways, moving across cultural and national borders to forge partnerships, and to create stories.

The Lava Dome is an idea that grew out of a long-standing Volcano service that has been central to our mandate: The Housing List.

The Housing List was – and is – a newsletter for members of the arts community that contains listings for short-term and longer-term apartment rentals, sublets, house swaps, house sitting, and billeting. The Housing List has existed for more than a decade, and is exclusively for – and created from posts submitted by – artists, arts workers, arts service providers, and arts organizations. This exclusivity is the key to its success. We're a community, and we're accountable to one another.

Through the Housing List, Volcano strives to bring artists together, to connect them to the resources (physical and social) that they're looking for. In doing so, we facilitate the movement of artists around the city, across the country, and over international borders.

After more than 10 successful years, we figured it was time to give the Housing List a home of its own.

The Lava Dome takes that original idea and expands the service to offer useful, timely information and services for the arts community. Art is about connection: connecting ideas, connecting skills, connecting people. By creating a platform for some of our community's most basic needs – homes, resources, creation space, professional development – in a format that is easy to search and understand, we hope to help connect you with the people and resources you need the most.

Happy Browsing.



The Lava Dome is a resource listings managed by Volcano Theatre in Toronto. We're a not-for-profit arts organization trying to do good things for our community. As such, we have no tolerance for:

Hate / Violence / Discrimination
You know what we mean, and it's 100% not okay.

Messing up people's places and property, misrepresenting yourself and your offerings, being misleading, impolite, and disrespectful to other members of the arts community... don't be THAT person.

Abusing the Service
The Lava Dome's purpose is pretty straightforward and easy to use. Don't mess with the system, don't post stuff that doesn't fall under one of the four categories.

We have a small staff, limited resources, and no time to moderate bad behaviour or listen to excuses. If you violate any of the terms of this service, you'll lose your membership. End o' story.

Be good to each other and do good things.

- The Volcano Team

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