During the late 19th to early 20th century, Hamilton’s textile production was one of the city’s largest industries, second only to the steel mills. The Coppley Building was built in 1856 and played a role in the textile trade.
As part of the citywide Doors Open Hamilton event, TAS and Hamilton Community Foundation are hosting visitors to share stories about the building’s past and future.
Where: 56 York Boulevard When: Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm Cost: Free
Learn about this iconic landmark’s past and future this weekend.
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!
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.
Join us for an interactive virtual workshop to learn about the Connecting Cooksville project.
About this event
TAS is redeveloping a 5.3-acre site right next to the Cooksville GO Station in the heart of Mississauga.
Since COVID-19 continues to affect our communities and it’s challenging to gather in groups, we are hosting a special online workshop about the project for local residents.
We’ll be sharing information about our redevelopment plan and answering any related questions you might have.
And even more importantly, we want to hear what you think! It’s our goal to listen and learn all about how you experience the Cooksville neighbourhood today, what you love about it and how our redevelopment project can help make it an even better place to live, work, learn and play.
Do you think we should create a new community centre or library? Is there specific retail or services you think the neighborhood needs more of? Or do you have a design idea for an awesome public space or park that the neighbourhood would use all the time? All ideas and perspectives are welcome and we look forward to a lively conversation.
Joining the meeting
This workshop is being held virtually on Zoom.
Please download Zoom in preparation for this workshop or join us by dialing-in with your phone.
Event meeting details will be shared with you via email after you RSVP, and we’ll also send a reminder two days before the workshop.