Making Room at Edmond Place!

Yesterday something inevitable happened— but the fact that it was inevitable doesn’t make it any more less exciting! After a little planning and some support from the staff over there, Edmond Place experienced it’s first Making Room workshop.

Edmond Place is an apartment building that adjoins PARC, and it was once one of the largest rooming houses in Parkdale. The folks at PARC, in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Program, Habitat Services, the City of Toronto and a host of other individuals and organizations, fought to renew and transform Edmond Place into affordable and supportive housing for people in the PARC community. It opened its refurbished doors in 2011, and was named in honor of Edmond Yu, who once lived there.. Read more about his legacy here.

Edmond Place also happens to be home to many talented artists of a variety of disciplines. Yesterday, about a half dozen of Edmond Place’s residents came out to make art, taking on a variety of tasks to construct and decorate the beginning panels of… well, you’ll have to wait to find out about the final product. Going forward, Making Room will be having an ongoing workshop there, and we’re beyond excited to see

Here are some pictures of the fun we had yesterday.

There was building…

Lawrence attaches fabric to his pyramid frame

Lawrence attaches fabric to his pyramid frame

Robbie and Lawrence build frames

Robbie and Lawrence build frames

 

and painting and embroidery!

Donna and Jess paint fabric panels

Donna and Jess paint fabric panels

Donna paints on a fabric panel

Donna paints on a fabric panel

You can look forward to more awesome dispatches from this new group henceforth.

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