On November 8 at St. Basil’s Church, Dr. Ellen Leonard CSJ received the degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa. She was given a standing ovation at the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Theology and the Continuing Education Division of the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC). Professor Anne Anderson CSJ, President and Vice-Chancellor of USMC, described the purpose of this honorary degree in a letter as a way to recognize Sr. Ellen’s “many years and invaluable presence and participation both on campus at St. Michael’s and the Faculty of Theology and to the most generous donation of her time to the greater Toronto community.”
On November 7, 2014, the Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) awarded the Peter Stokes Award for Restoration to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and E.R.A. Architects Inc. for their work on the John F. Taylor House at 2 O’Connor Drive.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects received a Living City Award on Nov. 6, 2014, at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan for the Sisters Residence at 2 O’Connor Drive.
For the care and craftsmanship with which the rehabilitation and restoration of the John F. Taylor House was handled, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the designers and contractors responsible for the building received Heritage Toronto’s William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award of Excellence on Oct. 21, 2014 at Koerner Hall.
For the fifth year in a row, Village Mosaic has been awarded a certificate of nomination as a GEM of the Lakeshore in Etobicoke. This year, this Fontbonne Ministries program was one of 16 organizations who won an engraved crystal shield for being voted the best in their category. Our award was “Best in Culture & Recreation” in south Etobicoke.