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CNH hosts Community Info Session for its new Annex

CNH recently hosted a Community Information Session to engage with neighbourhood residents regarding its new Annex, which is being built on Vanness Ave. (between Boundary Road and Ormidale Ave.)

Community Annex Coordinator Emily Chan did a presentation about the Annex, providing an overview of the site and each room’s amenities, a timeline for completion and opening of the Annex, and an explanation of the community partnership possibilities for the Annex.

There were many opportunities for participants to share their thoughts and feedback, including an exercise in which people looked at priorities for the Annex and were able to vote for their favourites and add comments. People were very interested in the space as an arts and culture hub and had lots of questions about what kinds of arts and cultural activities will be offered.

The Annex is being built to provide more multi-purpose space for the neighbourhood’s growing population. It will include an approximately 2,700-square-foot multipurpose space with a sprung floor (like in a gymnasium or dance studio), a 900-square-foot commercial-grade kitchen, an approximately 700-square-foot multi-purpose arts room, a children’s room, a shared office space and a couple of enclosed offices, a staff break room, and fifty-one parking spaces.

When the Annex opens, CNH’s main location on Joyce Street will remain open and programs will be run out of both locations.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Annex can view the PowerPoint presentation from the Information Session at People with questions or suggestions should contact Emily Chan at