ACTIVITIES FOR FEBRUARY
THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, 11:30-3:00: Restore
the life of that sweater, those jeans, that top you love. Our Super-menders are here to help you
with patching, mending, knitting, or whatever it takes to keep your favourite garment wearable.
Participate in a "new-old" craft on the cutting edge of eco-conscious habits: repair,
don't discard! Just bring in your garment, and learn while they demonstrate how to save
it--a service and workshop in one. Payment by donation.
To make things more efficient,
you can let us know when you're coming between 11:30 and 3:00 at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you send us a photo, we might be able to
start matching some thread, a patch, or some yarn
HOW THE VICTORIANS DEVELOPED RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR
Thursday February 29 -- 7:00
pm -- Claire Goodchild -- entrance by donation
Join author Claire Goodchild for an intriguing look into the
world of Victorian mourning traditions. Claire will uncover the fascinating customs and
rituals of an era that approached grief and remembrance in uniquely elaborate
ways. Claire's book The Book of Ancestors: A Guide to Magic, Rituals, and Your Family
History was published last October.
THE IMPACT OF BILL
23: MORE HOMES BUILT FASTER ACT
Many of you who live in Seaton Village know that the
Residents' Association has become active again. Jeannette Mazzocato and Ed Janiszewski,
both on the Community History Project Board, have attended the SVRA meetings and we are eager
to see where collaboration will be possible on heritage matters. The issue right now is what
buildings in this neighbourhood need to be designated before their time as listed buildings
runs out, as per the province's Bill 23, passed by the provincial government in Nov.
If the buildings do not receive designation by the end of 2024, they
will be unprotected from possible development and will be unable to achieve protected status
for another five years.
Some of the buildings we think should be designated are:
the Russian Orthodox Church
on Manning Avenue (formerly St. Cyprian's
Anglican Church), St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
on Bathurst Street,
the ambulance building
on Markham Street; and two bank
one on the north east corner of Christie and Dupont (now Popeye's),
and the other across the street, now the A & W.
We will be meeting with other
groups hoping to provide a combined response to our local and provincial elected
representatives. If you are interested in helping with this, please let us know at email@example.com
The SVRA can be contacted through
their google group: https://groups.google.com/g/svranew