|Riverdale Cohousing in Toronto, Ontario, CA - update||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:37:28 -0500|
Donna Spreitzer Riverdale Cohousing Community Dspreitzer [at] aol.com is the author of the message below but it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org NOTE: Riverdale is a retrofit cohousing community, that is it is being developed in an existing residential area. See also: http://freenet.msp.mn.us/housing/cohousing/retrofit -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Newsflash from Riverdale Cohousing in Toronto, Ontario! That's in Canada, eh? We just had a cohousing meeting here tonight. 17 adults in our living room (and they all fit!) and kids outside playing. We just moved in 2 weeks ago. We are adding a house to the community (not contiguous, but down the block) next month and another couple is working with our group realtor to try to buy the house 2 doors down. They'll rent the 2nd floor to someone else in the group. Everyone is psyched about the location and movement we're taking. Our basement will serve as common space for meetings and meals for now - once we find a home for all of our boxes! When I look out the front window all I see is trees and the back looks like a forest. It's hard to believe we're in the middle of the city! We are so happy with the location and are hopeful that the community will soon be growing. Our next door neighbours are lovely - 3 generations with a boy just younger than Scotia who is 6. I could see them wanting to be part of this cohousing once we tell them what it's all about. There is no fence between us and that's great. They already said we could borrow their lawn mower whenever we need one! And the yard behind their's is already connected with a little gate. Today the kids from behind were playing and running through the yards. It is already happening! Yippee!!!!! Scott and I, former N Streeters, have been yearning and working to make some thing happen since we moved here 4 years ago. We've met up with many other like-minded people and together we've taken the first big step toward making this community a reality. We'll keep you posted on our community's progress. I've never lost faith that the N Street model of cohousing is replicable. We're soon going to be living proof! Donna Spreitzer Riverdale Cohousing Community
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