Gerrard Art Space and Rail Garden open, Glen Rhodes Food Bank volunteers, Glen Rhodes hosts “Miss Saigon”

Good things are happening along Gerrard Street East, in Little India / Ashdale Village:

Gerrard Art Space (GAS) opens
The new Gerrard Art Space opened on Saturday April 14 on Gerrard at Woodfield. Check it out.
“Toronto-based artist Joanne Filletti has always wanted to open her own multipurpose art space… alongside some of her closest friends, supporters and community members, the 18-year Little India resident’s plan will come to fruition as she celebrates the opening of Gerrard Art Space at (GAS) at 1390 Gerrard St. E.” – full story in Beach Mirror

Rail Garden revives the green space at the “top” of Woodfield Road
New Rail Garden planned for the north end of Woodfield Road beside the pedestrian underpass to Monarch Park. See the Rail Garden plans. From the site: “On April 9th, we held the first of many free kids events at The Rail Garden. Art in the Garden was a HUGE success. The weather was amazing and it felt like the whole neighbourhood showed up to enjoy the weather and the crafts.”
Catherine Porter wrote about the garden in the Star April 21: Toronto’s Rail Garden grows out of maternity leave

Volunteers keep pantry full at Glen Rhodes Food Bank
“At the Glen Rhodes Food Bank the volunteers get just as much out of the facility as the users do.
The service has been run out of the basement of Glen Rhodes United Church in the Gerrard Street and Coxwell Avenue area since the early 1980s and on any given Tuesday or Friday up to 100 people (representing families of all sizes or individuals) could walk through the door needing food.” See the full story on the Beach Mirror website.

Donations to the Glen Rhodes Food Bank can be made through the local No Frills on Coxwell or call 416-465-3755 for more information.

Glen Rhodes Church hosts “Miss Saigon”
“There was almost as much drama involved in getting Curtain Call Players’ spring production of the musical Miss Saigon to opening night as there is in the show itself. The recent strike by Toronto Public Library staff locked the company out of their usual venue Fairview Library Theatre. Fortunately, at the very last minute the troupe was able to make arrangements to present the show at Glen Rhodes United Church.”  Full story on Beach Mirror website.

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