Maria Crawford, out-going Executive Director of Eva's Phoenix addressed a packed crowd today on "Main Street" at the opening of the new home for 50 transitional youth located at Richmond & Brant. Mayor Tory helped cut the ribbon to officially open the facility, a bright and welcoming place to call home.
Kim Latreille is Print Shop Manager at Eva's. What a great space to showcase the array of products available through the press. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your printing needs. Welcome to the neighbourhood, Kim!
Jiv Parasram and Andy McKim were on hand yesterday at Word on the Street down at Harbourfront to promote another great season of theatre from Theatre Passe Murielle. Visit their site for full details.
Factory Theatre on Bathurst at Adelaide has a great list of plays to entice residents and theatre-goers. Be sure to check out their "Toonie Tuesday" to stretch your culture budget and provide support to both neighbourhood theatres.
I stopped in for a take away lunch and was delighted to see Peter still going strong and making those great smoked meat sandwiches.
Sunday was party day at Portland Place as they celebrated 25 sterling years of long-term, not-for-profit housing to women, men, and families. On hand to help mark the occasion were residents, neighbours, sponsors, partners, and of course, the wonderful staff, past and present. Neighbours know how important Portland is to the community and many residents are also gardeners in Alex Wilson Community Garden next door. Cheers to all for this great anniversary!
Saturday, September 10 was the scene of the passing from BUILD Toronto to the developer of the Waterworks, now its official name. Here are two photos: the inside of the future food hall which will overlook St. Andrew's Playground, and Valerie Eggertson with Joe Cressy meeting Mayor John Tory.
Sunday was the perfect day to visit Roncesvalles for their annual Polish Street Festival. Lots and lots of people taking in the sights, tasting food and drink from the many vendors, along with activities for children were among the delights. Great to see the GDNA's own T.O. Leather from Spadina. Here's Toros taking in the fine day with some of his leather goods on offer: