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.
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Still time to present ideasfor future of Lorne school
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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.