As extreme cold weather grips the city, the names of four people who died on Toronto streets in the month of February were added to the Homeless Memorial yesterday.
“The City of Toronto’s negligence means that at today’s Homeless Memorial we added four names of men who died in February,” Cathy Crowe, Toronto street nurse and homeless advocate, writes on Facebook. “One was a 28-year-old Indigenous man whose death has been widely reported as he was unable to get a mat overnight in the filled to capacity overnight drop-in/warming centre. Another was a man in his 30s.”
As part of our ongoing work and hope for reconciliation with indigenous people, we realise that we need to change our understanding of who we are and to whom we belong. Through the season of Lent this year, we will be exploring our relationship with the land we share–the land our building is part of, the land we live on, the other people who share this land.
We invite any and all who share this place with us to join us in this process:
- We will explore our watershed (Taddle Creek) with Lost Rivers on Sat, Apr 29 at 11am (moved from March 25)
- We will explore the treaties of this place through wampum with Brian Charles on Sat, Apr 8.
- We hope to plant and care for indigenous plants here on the square
- If there is interest, we may host a Kairos Blanket Exercise (Keith is facilitating one at St. Clement’s on March 26)
- the sermons at most Sunday services throughout Lent will address the work of reconciliation
More information will be added to this page as details firm up. If you would like to be notified of specifics or to ask questions, feel free to contact Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Resurfacing Taddle Creek’ — by Toronto-based landscape architecture firm North Design Office — is the first outdoor installation commissioned by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Continue reading Trinity Square Art Installation January 16 to February 6
Join us next week for the first 2017 memorial. We will gather outside for 20 to 30 minutes and then enjoy a light lunch together inside.
There maybe an opportunity to create quilt squares.
This event and the actual recording of names takes on even more importance in the face of new approaches to counting people without homes.
Read The Globe and Mail article
All are invited to a labyrinth walk to mark the Winter Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Noon – 1pm
at the Toronto Public Labyrinth in Trinity Square Park
(South of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre)
Everyone welcome. Live Music. Wheelchair accessible.
Braille labyrinth on site. Free
The city will be alive for twelve hours with art and people and a magical life.
Visit Holy Trinity as part of your experience.
Read more about And the Transformation Reveals
Join the Labyrinth Community Network in a public walk on Tuesday, September 20 at noon. Free
Several times a year the network hosts public walks accompanied with music. Although you are invited to walk the labyrinth anytime it can be a particularly moving experience to walk it with others in the presence of inspiring music. Live Music by Michael Franklin
Wheelchair accessible with braille labyrinth on site
Next up Wednesday, December 21 at noon for Winter Solstice
We meet monthly to remember all 833 people whose names are recorded here and the countless others who have been forgotten by some.
The June memorial marked the adding the 831 name to the Homeless Memorial which is not a milestone to be proud of, but one that was marked none-the-less. The Toronto Star wrote an article on this event that quietly took place outside the church on the second Tuesday of July.
We spoke out against police violence that led to “John Doe’s” death, observed our moment of silence for him and all those who have died. We heard Bonnie’s poem and shared announcements of actions we could take to change the system so that no more deaths will occur.
Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.
We love being a good neighbour.
Our great relationship with Downtown Yonge BIA has included the storage of their Play in the Parks equipment for their summer concert series and some shared advocacy for new bike racks on the square.
As fall approaches and we look into our closets for warmer, fashionable inspiration Fashion on Yonge comes to the rescue.
Join us Wednesday September 7 for a FREE Interactive Fashion Experience as Fashion on Yonge hits the Catwalk for it’s fourth year!
Everyone is invited to come see the hottest looks for fall 2016 available at the different retailers in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood. During the event indulge in a little pampering courtesy of local salons and spas and enjoy food and beverages from local bars and restaurants.
From 6:00 – 8:00PM we invite you to step inside the historic Holy Trinity Church for three runway shows featuring falls best fashions. Space is limited inside the church, tickets are required.
This may not be a traditional church event, but when were we ever traditional. Come enjoy another aspect of our vibrant, downtown community!