Hear Here: The Underground Care Package Network

You’ve seen the Hear Here signs all around our neighbourhood. Did you know you can also listen to them online? We’re featuring some of our favourites.

In this story, Dave Moczulski talks about his time as an altar boy at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, and how the Polish community set up an underground network to send care packages to family in Poland.


Want to learn more about our neighbourhood’s heritage and history? Join us for a walking tour!

Sunday, March 15, 1:00 PM – The Underground Railway (led by Ariel Beaujot)

Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM – The Hospital Lands (led by Michelle Hamilton)

Some Calendar Planning at Meredith Park

Ok, ok, yes… it’s still March. But there’s some great community initiatives in the works for Meredith Park in the coming months — so make sure these dates are in your calendar!

Saturday, April 24, 10 AM – 12 PMClean and Green Community Clean-up

Sunday, August 30, 11 AM – 3 PM – Alice Saddy Association hosting Community Party (pizza food truck, games, and cake)

Sunday, September 13, registration at 9 AMBig Bike Giveaway

Hear Here: Jean Hough’s Grey Street Memories

You’ve seen the Hear Here signs all around our neighbourhood. Did you know you can also listen to them online? We’re featuring some of our favourites.

In this story, Jean Hough recounts early morning walks down Grey Street and explains how the diversity of the community helped foster her own sense of belonging.


Want to learn more about our neighbourhood’s heritage and history? Join us for a walking tour!

Sunday, March 15, 1:00 PM – The Underground Railway (led by Ariel Beaujot)

Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM – The Hospital Lands (led by Michelle Hamilton)

Medallion Developments rezoning application coming before Planning and Environment Committee

There is a staff recommendation coming before the Planning & Environment Committee pertaining to the Medallion Developments Inc. project on South Street. The recommendation is a technical procedure request to council to remove the “h-218” status from the current zoning in order “to facilitate a residential development with two apartment buildings of 19 and 23 storeys, set atop a podium of 3-8 storeys, with 625 units, access to South Street and Nelson Street, and underground parking.”

Access full Committee Report (PDF) for more details.

If you are interested in attending, here are the meeting details:

The 6th Meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee
March 09, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Council Chambers

Soho History Walking Tour: The Underground Railway

These tours have been postponed due to COVID19

The Soho neighbourhood has a fascinating history connected to the Underground Railway. (For instance, did you know that Richard Berry Harrison‘s parents came to Canada as escaped slaves — his mother from Missouri and his father from a plantation in Kentucky?)

On Sunday, March 15, Ariel Beaujot from Western University will lead a walking tour of the neighbourhood that recounts the oral histories from people who came to Soho with the underground railway.

Schedule for Sunday, March 15

1:00 PM: Meet outside the front entrance to Goodwill Industries for the walking tour
2:00 PM: Reconvene back at Edgar + Joe’s Cafe and relax at our free Soho Coffee Social

(Also, be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, April 19, 1PM, for another historical walking tour of Soho’s hospital lands, by Michelle Hamilton from Western University.)