The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved paths.
Housing co-ops are all across Canada, providing a place to call home to thousands of Canadians. Sometimes, though, they can be tucked away in our neighbourhoods and we might not know much about them and the great communities that they are. Sandy Hill is home to four housing co-ops, each with its own unique story of how it began and what its community is like today.
On this walk, we'll stroll through Sandy Hill visiting all four co-ops, starting at Co-op Voisins and ending at St.Georges Co-op. Along the way, we'll hear from members about their co-op's history, what living in a cop-op is all about, and why they enjoy calling their co-op home. You'll gain an insider's view into co-op living and walk away with a better appreciation for this unique form of housing!
We'll meet in the front walkway of Coopérative d'habitation Voisins (440 Wiggins Pvt). From there, we'll proceed to Conservation Co-op (140 Mann Ave.), and then head west along Mann Ave. and through the Sandy Hill Community Centre park, ending up on Somerset St. East at the Sandy Hill Co-op. From there, we'll head north on Henderson Ave., and end the walk at the St. Georges Co-op (10 Henderson Ave).
The walk will be led by four women who have lived in Sandy Hill’s co-ops for a combined 40-plus years. Indigo Holley, Cynthia Mitchell, Donna McCue, and Ann Van Regan are all keen co-op members and are looking forward to sharing their co-op stories with you.