On a fittingly beautiful spring evening at Toronto’s Tartu College, over 50 members of the Estonian community and local residents turned out to hear, see and walk through the plans for the outdoor spaces at the new International Estonian Centre (IEC).
Landscape architect Alissa North of North Design Office presented a detailed overview of the planning, philosophy and design aesthetic around the courtyard and rooftop design.
Alissa and her partner Peter North are working closely with architect Alar Kongats and his team to ensure their work syncs up structurally and design-wise with the clean, Nordic-inspired theme that the IEC will embody.
Alissa and Peter founded North Design Office in 2005. They have garnered acclaim for their environmental mandate and artistic sensibilities and have won many awards for their projects. Alissa is an associate professor in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto and earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture degree with Distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2003. There, she was awarded the Jacob Weidenman Prize for outstanding ability and talent in design.
Anu Grabbi intervjuu Eero Epneriga, 2019.a Kotkajärve MÜ lektoriga.
Selle aasta Metsaülikoolis on meil rõõm kohata tuntud kunstiajaloolast ja dramaturgi Eero Epnerit.
AG: Tere Eero, palun tutvusta ennast välis-eesti rahvale.
EE: Olen lõpetanud Tartu Ülikoolis kunstiajaloo, töötanud kunstigaleriis, kureerinud erinevaid näituseid, sealhulgas Konrad Mäe näituseid nii Eestis kui välismaal. Olen tegelenud Enn Kunila kunstikollektsiooniga umbes 15 aastat. Eelmisel aastal tehti kultuuriministeeriumi ja Enn Kunila koostöös sihtasutus, mille eesmärgiks on uurida Konrad Mäe pärandit ning tutvustada seda noortele haridusprogrammide kaudu ning samuti välismaal erinevatel viisidel. Mina olen selle juhataja.
,,It’s from a small country you've probably never heard of...“
Ülalolev käib Tene Kaubandus OÜ kohta Haapsalus. Aga hakkame algusest peale.
Umbes nelja aasta eest jõudis Seedriorule Ontario keskkonnaministreeriumi nõue, et roiskvesi igast hoonest tuleb kokku panna ühe süsteemi alla. Algsed uurimused tegid selgeks, et projekt võib maksma minna kuni kolmveerand miljonit dollarit. Õnneks pärandasid Seedriorule Henry ja Linda Tark miljon dollarit umbes samal ajal. Keerulised läbirääkimised valitsusega kestsid mitu aastat, kuid plaanid on nüüd siiski lõplikult vastu võetud ja ehitusfirma valitud.
On Saturday, June 8th, Seedrioru President Eric Tiisler and Toronto Estonian Rifle and Pistol Club (TEPP) President Markus Alliksaar cut the ribbon to festively open the new Seedrioru Shooting Range. The range had received official Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) certification earlier in the year.
To celebrate the opening, the members of TEPP introduced local Seedrioru residents and talgulised to safe firearms handling and marksmanship. Best shooters received prizes, everybody enjoyed kringel and light refreshments. The first prize went to Hunter Crossman, 2nd prize to Brennan Crossman and 3rd prize to Erik Aljas.
The original range at Seedrioru was active for many years and was included as part of the camp activities. In the late 1980's, the range fell into disuse and became a general storage area.
The new International Estonian Centre (IEC), to be built in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core and a vibrant cultural hub, is situated at the crossroads of many transportation choices.
The IEC will be located adjacent to the successful Estonian cultural and academic hub known as Tartu College on Bloor Street at Madison Avenue. Tartu College is home to the Estonian Studies Centre and the future Canadian Estonian Museum (VEMU).
“It really is an ideal location,” says IEC architect Alar Kongats, a three-time Governor-General award winner. “This area of Toronto has arguably one of the richest collections of cultural institutions in the city. It’s central, it’s easy to get to, and is well-serviced by public transit.”
A/S Eesti Maja Torontos
neljapäeval, 20. juunil kell 18.30
Aktsionärid on oodatud osa võtma Toronto Eesti Maja aasta peakoosolekust neljapäeval, 20. juunil Eesti Maja suures saalis. See korraline koosolek on piiratud aktsionäridele ning seega ei ole lahtine publikule.
Kutsed on saadetud posti (või soovi korral e-maili) teel aktsionäridele. Aktsionär, kes ei saa ise kohal viibida võib volitada teise aktsionäri teda koosolekul esindama. Volikirjad peavad olema registreeritud vähemalt kuus (6) tundi enne koosoleku algust.
6:30 P.M June 20, 2019
NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS
Shareholders are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Estonian House in Toronto Limited on Thursday June 20, 2019 in the Grand Hall of the Estonian House at 958 Broadview Avenue. This meeting is a private meeting of the corporation and is closed to the general public.
Invitations have been mailed, and where requested emailed, to all Shareholders. Shareholders who are unable to attend are urged to assign a proxy. Shareholders must register proxies six (6) hours in advance of the meeting.
The Estonian Central Council in Canada has had an extremely busy 2018-19 advocacy year, with several major achievements reported at it’s Spring National Congress meeting.
EKN’s primary 2018-19 community and advocacy goals and achievements:
- The creation of an Estonian Government parliamentary committee for the coordination and support of the Global Estonian community and identity;
- The stationing of a fully accredited Canadian diplomat to the Canadian Embassy in Tallinn;
- Formally registering EKN federally, completing reforms and clearing inherited issues in order to ensure compliance with regulations;
- Leading efforts to honor the late Russian pro-democracy and human rights leader, Boris Nemtsov, by naming a Toronto street in his honor;
- Working with the Central and Eastern European Council in EKN’s new leadership role at CEEC;
- Creating an outreach and succession strategy to ensure long term sustainability of the organization and ongoing advocacy and leadership of the Estonian community in Canada as well as a process of ongoing renewal;
- Strengthen relations with municipal, provincial and federal Canadian politicians and their counterparts in Estonia;
- Inform Canadian-Estonians about important issues, including organizing a global Estonian pre-election townhall, which was live streamed on Estonia’s national broadcaster, ERR and Postimees;
- Organize major Toronto event with embassies of all CEE nations to mark the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Moltov-Ribbentrop Pact in September 2019.
- Advocacy to remove Soviet symbols from major retail outlets such as Amazon and Walmart, as well as public advocacy against Kremlin attempts to falsify Estonian history, including denial of the occupation and the political repression of Estonians.
Members of the Ottawa and Montreal Estonian Societies met at the future Estonian Embassy building in Ottawa on June 2 to celebrate Estonia’s 135th Flag Day and to learn of the latest developments with the International Estonian Centre (IEC) project.
“Both the International Estonian Centre development in Toronto and the Estonian Embassy building renovations here in Ottawa are symbols of renewal and of commitment to an Estonian presence in Canada,” enthused Ambassador Lukk as he welcomed everyone to Estonia’s future home in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s future Estonian Embassy building, under heritage protection, was built in 1875 and will undergo a complete gutting, aiming to open its doors in 2020.
Ambassador Lukk further echoed the IEC vision statement that the IEC will be a vibrant gathering place for Estonians of all generations and backgrounds to connect, celebrate, and share our culture and achievements with each other and the world.
MAY 31, 2019
TORONTO - The Estonian Central Council in Canada warmly welcomes the Canadian government’s decision to expand its diplomatic presence to Estonia later this summer and deeply appreciates the support of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Ambassador Kevin Rex for this historic decision.
In addition to frequent reminders about the need for a permanent Canadian diplomatic representative in Tallinn; The Estonian Central Council in Canada co-authored a letter with the members of the Baltic Federation last fall asking the Prime Minister and his government to expand Canada’s diplomatic presence to all three Baltic states to strengthen Canada’s bilateral relations with them.
The presence of a Canadian Charge d'affaires in charge of trade in Tallinn demonstrates Canada’s commitment to expanding relations and trade in Estonia and the region.