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Official Opening of the FHM

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Capturing the warmth and tremendous support from the City of Cambridge and many other visionary community leaders including Waterloo Regional Council during the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Fashion History Museum in the village of Hespeler, Cambridge, Ontario

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“Stepping Out”

A 8 minute (gorilla) video of the proceedings here

Shot during the ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the Fashion History Museum on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Features the (unedited) opening remarks by Kenn Norman, CEO and an inspiring message delivered by City of Cambridge Mayor, Doug Craig. A demonstration of authentic community building in action. Nicely done!

Kathryn McGarry shines

“I wish this was” La Mur

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Street Party Celebrations & Urban Art

captured live

Saturday, September 26, 2015

following 4 weeks of public outreach and community engagement

“I wish this was…”

A call for citizens to participate in the expression of a new vision for Hespeler Village, inspired by Neighborland (http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/), a forum/rally for collaborative civic art south of the border. Traditional media outlets, a social media campaign and a “chalkboard” have been used by the Village BIA to encourage community engagement and participation. The Chalkboard was mounted to a concrete monument located at the northeast gateway at Queen Street & Guelph Avenue which will soon be demolished to make room for the proposed Public Art. While the original intention was to commission the Work as part of the current streetscape project, the Hespeler BIA proposed to engage the community and get a sense of “I wish this was” at this very prominent corner. City of Cambridge staff are supportive and excited about the idea.

Follow the campaign at:
facebook.com/HespelerVillageSmashup
twitter.com/skitaberry

Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:

facebook.com/HespelerVillage
facebook.com/thecityofcambridge
The Fashion History Museum
Company of Neighbours
Queen Street Music School
Urban Artist Ean Kools
Galt Strokers Club
O&V Tasting Room

FHM – Weaving the Threads

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Kenn Norman, CEO & Jonathan Walford, Curator, co-founders of the Fashion History Museum speak with students from Ryerson University’s School of Architecture during their site visit to 74 Queen St East in Cambridge on February 25th, 2015. Stefany Kawka shares her passion for Hespeler Village as a local restaurateur and Chair of the BIA. Students were conducting field measurements and gathering historical, demographic and cultural clues to inform their case study of the former post office building. The site was chosen as the subject building for the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition sponsored by the Grand Valley and Toronto Chapters of Construction Specifications Canada.

Special thanks to Lary Turner, a local historian for leading students in a walking tour of the village which included a view of the Riverband Lofts development site, a visit to the Heritage Centre and tour of the Hespeler Carnegie Library.

The FHM story fast forwards to opening day on Saturday, June 27th with a sample of the exhibit “Back to the Eighties”. Follow the developing story at:

facebook.com/fashionhistorymuseum
kickshawproductions.com/blog
fashionhistorymuseum.com

for more information about the 2016 CSC Student Design Competition watch this site! And bookmark:
grandvalley.csc-dcc.ca
cscdesigncompetition.com
Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:
facebook.com/HespelerVillage
facebook.com/HespelerVillageSmashup

like the soundtrack? Visit jojoworthington.com
facebook.com/jojoworthington

Chalk it up for Hespeler Village

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STREET PARTY SATURDAY, SEPT 26TH!

Check out facebook/HespelerVillageSmashup for details

City of Cambridge’s “We Dig Hespeler” Sept 18/15 Newsletter

The City of Cambridge

and the

Hespeler Village Business Improvement Association

are pleased to announce

that funding is available for a new public monument

at the corner of Queen & Guelph

The objective of this project is to create a distinct “sense of place” for The Village. Our hope is to create an iconic landmark that proclaims “You have Arrived”! We invite everyone to provide us feedback for what you wish this space could be. Please write down your ideas on the chalkboard and tell us what you would like to see here

right in the Heart of your Village

or simply record them on our facebook wall
Hespeler Village Smashup twitter feed here



2015 CSC Student Design Competition

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 CSClogoCMYKConstruction Specifications Canada

bringing the magic to Hespeler Village

Contest open to all students
of architecture & interior design
construction tech & engineering

Details and entry documents available here

Is your school or design team interested in visiting the site?  Need photos? field measurements?

Site orientation & building access is available

and encouraged!

the old post office in Hespeler Village, Cambridge, ON
the old post office in Hespeler Village, Cambridge, ON

send your request to susyskita@gmail.com c/o CSC-GV

2014 archive here and here
Hespeler Village ‘tedx’ talk

 

The Return of the BeeHive

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Hespeler Village ‘tedx’ talk

Gorilla recording Jan 16th at the Riverbank Lofts 

Presentation to students of

Ryerson University’s School of Interior Design 

during their site orientation