......................(St. Georges Co-op)
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 St. Georges Co-op and ending at Co-op Voisins. Along the way, we'll hear from members about their co-op's history, what living in a co-op is all about, and why they enjoy calling their co-op home. We’ll even make a pit stop for a quick treat at Sandy Hill’s most famous vegetarian restaurant – Govinda’s! 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 St. Georges Housing Co-op (10 Henderson Ave). From there, we'll head south along Henderson to Sandy Hill Housing Co-op on Somerset Street East. We'll then head east along Somerset and stop by Govinda's for a quick treat. Next, we'll cut through the Sandy Hill Community Centre Park to make our way to Conservation Co-op (140 Mann Ave). Our last stop will be at Coopérative d'habitation Voisins (440 Wiggins Pvt).
The walk will be led by four folks who have lived in Sandy Hill’s co-ops for a combined 30-plus years. Indigo Holley, Cynthia Mitchell, Donna McCue, and Andrew Hall are all keen co-op members and are looking forward to sharing their co-op's stories with you.Learn more about these co-ops:
Learn more about Govinda's here.