Monday, May 31, 2010

Doors Open Weekend - Update

Our first year as participants in Doors Open has been an overwhelming success!
Over the two days we had an approximately 400 visitors to the house. This was a great opportunity to create greater awareness of the CLGA, what we do, and to introduce our fabulous house to the city of Toronto.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and visitors!
We look forward to doing it all again next year.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 1 Doors Open, Huge Success!

Thanks to all of our volunteers and visitors today day 1 of our first year as a Doors Open site has been a tremendous success! It has been wonderful to see such a strong interest from the community in what the CLGA does and in our fabulous new facility.
I am really looking forward to meeting more people tomorrow from 10-5.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Landscaping at 34 Isabella Street

I was at the house last night and it made me proud to see the wonderful landscaping that was just completed in front of the house.
Our volunteers did a great job. Check it out this weekend at Doors Open.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CLGA Joins Doors Open Toronto 2010

May 29 -30, Our home at 34 Isabella Street will join over 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural / social significance who will open their doors to the public. Admission is FREE.

Tours of the house will be conducted at regular intervals on Saturday and Sunday from 10-5, providing a history of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the architectural history of the historic Italianate Style house. Information regarding the history of 34 Isabella Street and the recent renovation completed in 2009 will be discussed. Exhibition of the National Portrait Collection, honouring individuals, who have made significant contributions to the growth of diverse, out and proud lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities in Canada will also be on view. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

Visit Doors Open Toronto 2010 for more information about this citywide event.