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100 Years in the Neighhbourhood

November 17th, 2011

100 Years in the Neighhbourhood

In celebration of our 100th birthday, Central Neighbourhood House has partnered with Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum to restore 100 photographs of CNH, its people and community over the past 100 years.

CNH's history came alive in "the Ward", just west of Yonge Street, at that time a place of profound proverty.  As the people moved, so did CNH, and has lived in the Downtown East End since the 1920's.  Photo's - the majority of which were taken by amateur photographers and existed only as tiny prints - show the people and places of the neighbourhood from the Great Depression, through two World Wars and the surrounding years.

Our Exhibit opened in November at MJG Gallery, 555 Parliament Street, on November 17 and was extended to November 27.   Many people dropped in to this lovely new Gallery to enjoy a look back in history and enjoy a chat with owner Mark Gleberzon.  Many thanks to Mark for hosting our exhibit, and for being so very gracious in his work to make it even more beautiful.  A heartfelt thank you to our speakers for the evening, past Mayors David Crombie and Barbara Hall (Barbara is also Chiair of our 100 Years of Neighbours Steering Committee).  Barbara and David shared their own memories of building community in downtown Toronto, and the role in history of Settlement Houses like Central Neighbourhood House.   

We are very grateful to our sponsors Heritage Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for contributions to the 100 Years of Neighbours Campaign, to Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum and Carol Moore-Ede for her work on the restoration project, and to Madge Events for sponsoring the opening night. 

If you missed the photos and would like to see them, keep an eye out in the neighbourhood, as a number of merchants will be displaying them over the coming months.  A few can now be seen at Merry Berry, just north of MJG Gallery, where you can also get a fine cup of java!  After the holiday, they will be showing up at various locations around the neighbourhood - check this site for the locations in January.

For more information email 100yrs@cnh.on.ca

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum

Mark Gleberzon/MJG Gallery

Heritage Canada

Ontario Trillium Foundation

 

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