Music boomed and the sun shined while community members came together to celebrate Ernescliffe Co-op’s 20th anniversary within the neighbourhood on May 23rd. Co-op members, staff, and volunteers had been planning the social event for over a year which also coincided with the buildings centennial.
The day’s festivities were met with great applaud, featuring magician Chris Westfall and musical performer Kyla Charter with her band. Food trucks, face painting, and a bouncy castle also kept the party going as Toronto Fire showed off one of their big red engines.
During the ceremony, Local Councillor and Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell presenting the Co-op with a certificate, congratulating Ernescliffe on 20 years of service to the co-operative movement, to our neighbourhood, and to the City of Toronto. Ernescliffe also received 3 plaques commemorating the Ernescliffe Apartments 100th anniversary, presented by Heritage Toronto.
Red Dress Mosaic
Red Dress Productions (RDP) worked with Ernescliffe Housing Co-op members on a mosaic artwork that launched the Promise in the Park Permanent Public Art and celebrate the co-ops 20th year anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the building.
Check out more photos of the Ernescliffe Birds here
Kyla Charter, a young talented singer and song writer, has been taking the city by storm. Her singing style of blending Pop with New Age Soul makes her a soulful and refreshing vocalist in the Toronto music scene. Kyla’s singing career is just beginning to flourish and she is already in high demand in popular live venues such as Hard Rock Café.
Chris Westfall has had a interest in magic as a young teen and spent thousands of hours developing and fine-tuning his craft. Chris further developed his magic skills through the local magic ring. Chris has worked with other nationally known magicians and entertainers.
Check out his website