Is Co-Housing Your Next Step?
2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8, Canada
A weekend workshop for couples and individuals to learn about options for co-housing,a creative approach to living in community. Especially for people aged 50-plus.
You've joked about it with your friends...Time for a serious look at the many benefits of co-housing.
Learn about different models of co-housing and determine whether living in community is right for you. Explore how to access the creative power of community to build a better world and improve your quality of life.
Two-day workshop: October 20 and 21, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 9:30 to 4:30 both days
Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, just east of Runnymede Subway station
Morning coffee and lunches provided
Saturday evening you're invited to a casual barbeque hosted by Wine on the Porch, one block from the meeting room.
Until September 15: $275/couple; $195/individualAs of September 16: $375/couple; $275/individual(All prices include handling)
Tickets are available only online. No ticket sales at the door.
Kitty Elton is a founder and director of West Wind Harbour Cohousing in Sooke, B.C. As a teacher, writer, editor, and nuclear medicine technologist, she has worked across Canada and in Europe.
"To have the opportunity to make a conscious decision about the community I live in is a privilege; to participate in the formation of a cohousing community— not only the physical design but also building the human connections essential to a vibrant community—that is a rare gift, indeed."
Louise Bardswich, an educator and consultant, is one of the founders and co-owners of a shared home in Port Perry, ON. The renovated home is designed to make it easy to age in place, with features such as an elevator, wider hallways and stair treads, and a guest suite that could provide accommodation for a live-in caregiver if needed. The four women, who own and share the home under a detailed co-ownership agreement, were featured in a Toronto Star article as, "a new generation of Golden Girls."
Mary Jordan, a part time counsellor, is the initiator of Rare Birds Housing Cooperative in Kamloops BC, "a place where friends and family come together for good conversation, food, laughter and music." She is a single senior, with "two amazing daughters and two fabulous and delightful granddaughters." She likes to live with chutzpah and can thrive on new challenges. Living cooperatively, sharing resources, skills and time are part of a value system she embraces. (Mary joins us via video conference.)
Your Hosts and Organizers from Wine on the Porch, Inc.
Hillary Arnold, Ted Addie, Mardi Tindal, Doug Tindal
Transportation and Accessibility
Runnymede Library is just a couple blocks east of Runnymede subway station. There is bike parking in front of the Library and on the west side. There's a municipal parking lot just to the west of the Library. The meeting room is on the second floor and may be accessed either by stairs or an elevator.
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