b'THEATRE ON THE RIDGEreceives Ontario Trillium Foundation COMMUNITY BUILDING FUND GRANTTheatre on the Ridge will continue to keep theatre liveresidents and visitors of Durham Region while exploring with a $49,900 Community Building FundOperatingnew and innovative ways to present theatre to the world. Stream grant over the next 12 months. These funds willThis will include employment opportunities along with allow Theatre on the Ridge, Durham Regions only notreinvestment of these dollars within Durham Region to for pro t professional theatre company to continue de- help to strengthen our community comments Theatre on livering experiences and programs for Ontarians throughthe Ridge board president, Trevor Lundy.new stahires, an upgrad- Artistic Director, Carey Nicholson agrees and adds, ed website and o set rentalAfter the ongoing challenges of presenting live theatre FREEexpenses.Thecompanyduring the pandemic, and adapting and pivoting our way ESTIMATES will also be able to continuethrough the last 18 months, this is very welcome news adapting to the impact ofand we are incredibly grateful to the Ontario Trilliumhour graf ti sessions along the nearlyregularly, are familiar with the triangular the pandemic by purchas- Foundation for their support and for their recognitionone-kilometre stretch, the area took onbuilding where Front Street splits into NICK ORAM ing health and safety andof the importance of the work we do and our role in thea life of its own.FrontandWellingtonStreets.Most AUTO BODY digital equipment.community. One of my favourite neighbourhoodspeoplerefertothestructureasthe Collision Repair WiththeCommunityGrant activities have already begun and Theatre onis Kensington Market. It is a distinctive,Flatiron building, but it is of cially knownRefinish Building Fund grant gener- the Ridge looks forward to sharing the positive impact ofJONATHAN VAN BILSEN oldermulticulturalneighbourhoodinas the Gooderham building. It is a his-Licensed Technicians ouslyreceivedfromOTF,the grant initiatives with their artists and patrons over thedowntown Toronto, and one of the citystoric of ce building completed in 1892, 3976 Highway 7A, Theatre on the Ridge will benext year and beyond.Located in the north end of upscalemost well known. In November 2006, itwhich served as the home of ce for the Nestleton Stationable to continue to produceCabbagetown, the Wellesley Cottageswas designated a National Historic SiteGooderham and Worts Distillery. Built Tel:905.985.1991 highqualitytheatreandFor more information on the company, their programswere built on a small, well-hidden laneof Canada. at a cost of $18,000, it was the most Fax:905.985.4058 theatreprogramsfortheand productions, visitwww.theatreontheridge.cain 1886. By the way, the area of Cab- The area was once known as theexpensive of ce building in Toronto at bagetowngotitsnamefromproduceJewish Market, and Eastern Europeanthe time. Ten years ago, it sold for $15 wagons that used to park there on Sat- immigrants owned most of the shops.million.urdays and Sundays. They found thatAfter the Second World War, most ofThefountainbehindtheFlatiron Plan Ahead for thecabbages were the biggest sellers, andthe Jewish population moved to neigh- Building in Berczy Park features 27 cast Holiday Season the name stuck. bourhoods north, opening the area toiron dogs and 1 cat, and was featured in Over 29 years of experience Also located in Cabbagetown is theimmigrants from other countries.the 2020lm My Spy.Riverdale Farm, a working farm with aIf you head downtown into thenan- Beforeleavingdowntown,astop craft market that attracts locals, touristscialdistrict,youwillcomeacrossanat the St. Lawrence Market is a must. and schoolchildren. This area was theunderground network of tunnels, knownApublicmarkethadbeenheldon SINCE 1992 Toronto Zoo from 1894 until 1974.asthepath.These30kilometresofthenorth-buildingsiteofthemarket Have you ever wondered where Rickpedestrian walkways are all joined andsince 1803. Up until 2015, there were Mercer does his rants, when he walks with shops and restaurants. Fortwo buildings in the complex, but thelled Beer takes 3 weeks159 Casimir St.,along endless buildings covered in graf- the hockey lovers there is the Hockeynorth building was closed to allow for to make Port PerryTheplaceiscalledGraf ti Alley,Hall of Fame, located in the old Bank ofredevelopment.ti? White wine 4 weeks905-985-4352 and is also known as Rush Lane. ThisMontreal building at the corner of YongeThe south building dates from 1845 Red wine 6 weeks www.lakeviewbeerandwine.ca area has long attracted the work of graf- and Front Streets (accessible throughand has been rebuilt twice. It still incor- artists. 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