Following the completion of the 5,000 net square foot renovations to our public spaces in February, MCC Toronto this week has completed the installation of signs and plaques celebrating our donors and christening our new spaces.
On the exterior of the building, we are proud to recognize lead ELEVATION Campaign donor Paul Austin with a sign reading The Paul Austin Human Rights Centre.
In the Social Hall, we celebrate the incredible generosity of Michael McCain and Margaret McCain by the naming The McCain Family Social Hall.
We celebrate Andrew & Valerie Pringle with the naming of the Andrew & Valerie Pringle Community Kitchen.
A new Programming Wing, consisting of our new community kitchen, Board room and new programming spaces at the back of the building, have been generously supported by Omo Akintan & Family, Mary Lou Maher & Virginia Hatchette and our dear late friend James Douglas.
A new Board Room has been supported by three past MCC Toronto Board chairs and their partners: Anne Brayley (& Nanette Sanson), Andrew Fleming (& Roger Keglevich) and Brian Rolfes (& Brad Berg).
The former Room 109 has now been rechristened the Rainbow Room (supported by Scott McCain & Leslie McLean). Our new Children’s Ministry space is now the Butterfly Room (supported by Bruce Lawson, Deb Barrett & Jim Leech). In between is the new Lavender Room (supported by Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Spencer Lanthier & Diana Bennett, William A. McKinnon & Sandra Dix, and Eric Tripp & Maria Smith). All three spaces will be used for in-house programs and for partner organization use.
The former Welcome Centre (Room 100) has become the new Altar Guild Suite (supported by Allister Douglas & John Vigna and William (Bill) MacKenzie & Alan Westbrook). The new Welcome Centre (supported by Mark S. Bonham & The Mark S. Bonham Charitable Foundation) is located in place of the former nursery. The relocated Info Desk has been supported by BMO Financial Group. MCC Toronto is also proud to recognize Daniel J. Greenglass & Joe Brennan for their donation of a beautiful 1919 Steinway piano, now on display in the Social Hall.
In addition to the naming and sign plaques, we have also installed wayfinding signage throughout the main floor to help orient newcomers and visitors to our spaces.
We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our ELEVATION donors, and their commitment to seeing our spaces revitalized in order to support current and future expanded human rights programming. Thank you! To view a list of our generous donors, click here.
As previously announced, we have also installed a special plaque in honour of our dearest Mark Asselin.
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