KESKUS Update #158
Estonian House in Toronto Limited board shares an update about the herculean task of closing out 958 Broadview Avenue.
After reverberations from the LÄÄST BLÄÄST celebration died down, the Toronto Estonian House at 958 Broadview Avenue started to bustle with a different kind of activity: the emptying out over 60 years of accumulated treasures and ... ‘stuff’.
Community, cultural and practical items
Items of cultural and community importance divided into two, with some going into storage and others sold or given away at a community sale. Items of purely a practical bent were sold to the broader community by way of three online auctions.
Donations were made to the children’s camps of Kotkajärve, Seedrioru and Jõekääru. Additional donations await handing over to Ehatare and Estonian Museum Canada. Raivo Remmel and Tõnu Orav helped sort through office materials and continue to sort archives.
What of the Estonia piano?
The Estonia grand piano together with the dedication plaque, and the Yamaha grand piano are both now safely in storage. Piano movers removed the two grands and also removed for disposal the two ...