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Old Eastmakeover gears up
Some big changes are coming to thelook of the Old East Village.In fact, they’ve already started withdemolition now complete for the 600-apartment Medallion complex onKing Street between Lyle and Hewittstreets and the 150-unit condo projectat Dundas and Elizabeth streets.
The Medallion site plan and drawingsof the completed project can be seenat an open house Sept. 22, from 6 to 8 pm, at the offices of the Old EastVillage Business Improvement Area(
), 900 King Street.Over the summer, exterior concretesurfaces at Lorne Avenue PublicSchool were spruced up with a freshcoat of paint in colours, blue and yel-low, drawn from the Old East Village palette developed by the BenjaminMoore paint company.
Later this fall, four colourful 12 x 6-foot banners will be raised on the eastwall of the school, overlookingEnglish Street.The summer also saw 22 new ban-ners hung from the utility poles alongDundas Street in Old East, sponsored by the
and designed by MichelleDe Veau of Mitch’s Treasures.Restoration of the new London ClayArt Centre at 664 Dundas advancedwell enough that the London PottersGuild has started moving in and, for the first time, its fall sale will be heldthere, November 27-29.
More on page 7 
Still time to present ideasfor future of Lorne school
The Old East Village News
Old East Village Community Association September 2009
LORNE AVE. students worked with a professional artist, BobBozak, seen here with Katelyn Braniff, when they made thebanners to be raised this fall on the outside east wall of theschool, overlooking English Street. Vinyl for the project wasdonated by Why Design, Bolt Signs, Torrington Quick Signs,Lowry Signs, Your Sign Source and the Print Studio.
Boyle registrationcomes Monday
Registration for programs of theBoyle Activity Council takes place Monday, Sept. 14, 6:30-8 pm, at the Boyle CommunityCentre, 530 Charlotte Street.
A monthly walk-in clinic? Programsfor seniors? Support for artistic andcultural activity in the neighbour-hood? After-school recreation?These are just a few of the ideasthat have emerged to date fromconsultations with the people of OldEast about getting Lorne AvenuePublic School designated as acommunity hub, secure from thethreat of closure because of lowenrolment.Called “community conversa-tions” by organizers, there are twomore sessions: Wednesday, Sept.16, at the Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas,and Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the OldEast Studios, 755 Dundas. Both runfrom 6: 30 to 8:30 pm. All Old Eastresidents are encouraged to attend.The end product will be a reportthat the City and Thames ValleyDistrict School Board can use as a basis for getting the provincialgovernment to recognize the schoolas a community hub.
Old East Village News September 2009 2
for the significant investments it has been making in our neighbourhoodin the past couple of years.We’re well on the way to havingour road, sewer and water networksupgraded to modern standards andon the horizon for 2010 is $1.2million in stimulus funding for much needed renovations to theBoyle Community Centre.
 It’s becoming apparent to manyof us that average traffic speeds onour streets is increasing, creating aless safe neighbourhood for our children.While we work on a plan toaddress this, it’s worth rememberingthat if we aren't willing to slowdown ourselves it's pointless todemand of others to do it.Each one of our vehicles can bea traffic calming device if we volun-tarily limit our speed when we’retravelling our own streets.
Our yesterdays
Electricity cameto school in 1909
It was a century ago, in 1909, thatschool trustees voted to install elec-tric lights at Lorne Avenue PublicSchool, though only in the kinder-garten room and the caretaker’srooms in the basement at first.A telephone in the office of prin-cipal W. J. Snelgrove followed threeyears later, in 1912.A history of Lorne Ave., from its beginnings in 1875 until 1955, can be found at the London and Middle-sex Historical Society website,www.londonhistory.org.
There’s moreto see atwww.oevca.ca
The president’s corner 
Heritage is for all of Old East;so is taking it easy on the gas
by Greg Thompson
 President, Old East VillageCommunity Association
At the Heritage Day celebration thissummer, a number of people toldme they weren't surethey were included because their homeswere outside the OldEast heritage conser-vation district.Well, they were! We should re-member that the boundaries of theconservation district are purely arti-ficial. The original plan was to havea district of about 150 homes. Your community association pushed thisto 1,004 homes and was arguing for more when the City dug in its heels because it feared overloading itsheritage staff.There is no real difference be-tween homes west and east of Que- bec Street, north and south of Dun-das Street. All were built during thesame era and all were built to thesame standards.Take it from me – all our homesare heritage homes!
The City does deserve some credit
The Old East Village News
s published by theOld East Village CommunityAssociation.
President: Greg Thompsonchair@oevca.caVice-president: Frank FiliceTreasurer: Jacalyn GrabowskiSecretary: Cathy Steckoadmin@oevcaPast president: Annecke SomannDirectors at large:Donna CurrieSteven DuncanPaul SealePhilip Shantz
We support the work of the Old East Village Community Association, making our neigh- bourhood an even better place to live. Please enrol our household as a member for the year 2009. Our membership fee of $10 is enclosed. Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-mail address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . London ON . . . . . . . . Telephone (optional) 519- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I am/we are willing to take on volunteer tasksMail to OEVCA, 817 Lorne Ave., London N5W 3K9
 Next, late this year or early in2010, would come consultations withthe community.Finally, an area plan would be presented to the City planningcommittee and council for approval.The draft terms of reference go tothe planning committee and councilfor approval September 28.
FOUR YEARS ago, CerisThomas played Tessa in aToronto production of Gilbertand Sullivan’s
The Gondoliers
(above). She’s since moved toOld East and this fall she’sdirecting and choreographing
The Gondoliers
for MusicalTheatre Productions at thePalace Theatre, November 12-21. The website of the multi-faceted theatrical business sheoperates with her husbandBrian Brockenshire isshrewdbusiness.com. ThePalace box office is at 710Dundas Street.
Free after-schoolon again this year 
For students in Grades 3 to 8, thefree
after-school programoffered by the London InterCom-munity Health Centre starts onSept. 21.Short for “snacks, homework,activities and crafts,”
runsfrom 3:30 to 6 pm at the BoyleCommunity Centre on Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays and atLorne Avenue Public School onWednesdays.To register, call 519-660-0875x254.Interested members of the commu-nity can expect another chance tocontribute their ideas on future uses of the industrial lands at the east of theOld East Village.Draft terms of reference for theMcCormick Area Study call, first, for a look at what’s already there toidentify any barriers to change.
Old East Village News September 2009 3
Community to be consultedon future of industrial lands
Compost sale nowset for October 3
There will be a compost sale in theOld East this fall, on Saturday, Oct. 3.Posters will go up across the neigh- bourhood to announce the locationwhen one has been lined up.The charge for a 30-litre bag will be$2.50.Proceeds will go to the Old EastVillage Community Association.
New music teacher plays saxin jazz orchestra, own quintet
The W.C. Telfer Memorial Trophyand the $300 that goes with it wasearned for the highest music partici- pation by an elementary school whilethe school’s recorder ensembles wonthe Ted Alford Memorial Trophy and$100 awarded by the Colonel WilliamGartshore Chapter of the
 Long one of Lorne Avenue PublicSchool’s great strengths, the music program welcomes a new teacher this September.He is Andrew Chelchowski whoholds a bachelor of music degreefrom the University of WesternOntario, with honours in musiceducation, along with a B.Ed.When he’s not teaching, he playssaxophone with the London JazzOrchestra and leads his own quintet.Composed mainly of current andretired music teachers, the jazzorchestra plays the Wolf Perform-ance Hall at the Central Librarythree or four times a year.Looking back to the spring, LorneAve. came away from the Kiwanisfestival with two trophies to go withits five gold awards, 31 silvers andseven bronzes.

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