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Fontbonne Place

Blessing Fontbonne's New Trees and Shrubs

Praise with elation
Praise every morning
God's recreation
Of the new day

From Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens and Eleanor Farjeon

Actually, it was afternoon that had "broken" when the song rang in our hearts. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 30, the residents of Fontbonne Place, the volunteers and participants from Mustard Seed and the Gardening Angels blessed the newly planted trees and shrubs on our front lawn at 791 Queen St. E.

Fontbonne Place Welcomes the Neighbours

It's official! Fontbonne Place was opened, blessed, written up and celebrated on March 19, 2003. On the feast day of St. Joseph, we welcomed over 400 neighbours and friends. Fontbonne Place, located in Toronto on Queen St., offers affordable housing to 18 women. They are housed in one-bedroom apartments on the top two floors while many community-building programs take place on the lower levels of the building. Judging from the crowds, smiles and general spirit, the day was a success.

Fontbonne Place Fundraiser

The residents of the affordable housing site, Fontbonne Place, had baked to-die-for lemon-squares and pecan cookies. On Saturday morning, June 21, 2003, they added flowers and cellophane and sold their wares from the front lawn. The Craft group offered up Raggedy Ann's, plaques and mice dolls.

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