TAS is collaborating closely with the Walmer Road Baptist Church, its congregation and the local community to shape the redevelopment for a church that sits at the heart of the Annex neighbourhood in Toronto. You can learn more about the project here.
We’re currently in listening and sharing mode – trying to learn as much as we can about how folks experience the local neighbourhood today, and how our project could help make it even better for tomorrow.
This November, we’re hosting some fun ways to get involved, learn about the project and share your thoughts. Everyone is welcome to join these free events.
Check Out the Dis/Play Art Installation
Local artist Ophira Calof (she/they) and their team, in partnership with the ReelAbilities Film Festival of Toronto and ArtworxTO, will project a multi-media installation called Dis/Play onto the exterior walls of the Walmer Church. This installation will shine light on people with disabilities by telling their own stories about visibility and invisibility.
Gather with us to view the project from November 12 to 15, with showings at 7:15, 8:00, and 8:45 PM.
Join a Guided Story Tour
Check out the tours below and sign up to attend! These events are free of charge. Make sure to bring a mask and dress warmly for the tours as they will take place outside. Hot beverages are also encouraged! Due to COVID-19 related health and safety protocols, we are limited to 25 attendees per tour and pre-registration is required: Click here to register.
- November 12, 6:45 to 7:45 PM
Artist Ophira Calof will lead a guided tour of their art installation Dis/Play and our team will facilitate a discussion regarding how accessibility can best be incorporated into building design and public spaces.
- November 20, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
First Story Guides, Trina Moyan and Jill Carter will share the Indigenous history of the area and discuss the role community builders can play in Truth and Reconciliation.
- November 28, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
The Walmer Church Congregation will share special memories and stories from the site’s history, our project team will explain what we’ve learned through the community engagement process so far, and how those learnings are influencing our redevelopment plans. And, of course, we’ll ask for your input!
Share Your Thoughts in our Online Survey
The online survey will We’ve set up an online survey that will only take five minutes to complete. As a little thank you from us, all respondents will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant or business. To access, click here.
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