Blog Archives: November 2019 | Red Door Family Shelter

Blog Archives: November 2019

Thanks to you - a Community of Hope

By Kathryn Hill

With the holiday season around the corner we want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our Community of Hope campaign. Thanks to you, our modern family shelter will be a welcoming sanctuary for families in crisis. It will provide the restorative and positive environment that families in crisis desperately need. Together we are building a community of hope.

Photos of Families

Honouring Leslieville's Past

By Kathryn Hill

In this photograph from early November 2019 you can see construction work being done on the roof of the new mixed-use development at the south-west corner of Queen Street East and Logan Avenue. This is the condo and retail side and not part of the new family shelter. Bricks, unique fascias, sills, and cornices from the pharmacy building originally built circa 1888, were removed during demolition and preserved to be reused in the new development. This was an important decision by the developer that honours the past while building for the future.

Brick Building with Crane

Community of Hope – Checking on Construction Progress

By Kathryn Hill

Today we toured the new family shelter building with Sara Reid, City of Toronto Project Manager, and had a chance to see how construction has progressed. We are fortunate to have a good relationship with our partners at the City of Toronto and we look forward to outfitting the new shelter soon so we can open in Spring 2020.

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two people sitting on a bench holding a Red Door sign