residents take centre stage at lodge
He explained that the curved design and stacked balconies of the building were designed to suggest the construction of a European opera house.
The profit organization, whose main task is to provide an affordable housing and community sense for performing artists in Toronto.
\"There are actors, singers, musicians, playwrights, dancers and even clowns who live here,\" Napier Andrews said . \".
\"You just need to be qualified to work in the field of performing arts.
Yes, it\'s a set designer or scene painter.
An excellent artist.
We must follow our standards.
Napier Andrews is 65 tall and in good shapeyear-
Old man with gray curly hair.
Over the years, he has been the producer and director of the CBC variety show and is now a video producer and event planner for the RBC finance group, and he often employs performing artists.
He is wearing white shoes and casual pants, a blue plaid shirt and a navy jacket, and looks perfect for people driving the 8 th sailing boat. 2-metre (27-foot )
Sloop on Lake Ontario.
\"I have a big house in Mississauga,\" he said . \"
\"When my child grew up and my wife and I broke up, I wanted to live in the heart of the lake.
Now I have two bikes, no cars, and it\'s convenient to sail.
He pointed out that when he walked through the terrace roof garden maintained by the residents, he forgot --me-
Not prosperous in a plot of his cooperation
With the other two.
\"As I grow older, I am interested in community, friendship and a harmonious lifestyle.
The issue of house ownership is not a problem for me.
I know PAL, and one day I realized that I personally knew the third person who lived here and worked with them.
\"The idea of PAL was developed in the early 80 s, when a group of performers in Toronto realized that the entertainment industry was growing exponentially and that most artists were not wealthy citizens of a country, demographics show that many people will grow old in the near future.
The show has to go on, but how many performers can do it?
When the Canadian Performing Arts Association was founded as a charity in 1986, its first move was to create a support cast, volunteer groups offering performers who need services from transportation to medical appointments and errands-
Run to accompany
But why not create a building that provides affordable housing and support services when needed to allow older artists to retire comfortably?
With the support of trade organizations such as the Canadian Federation of Film, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
Canadian Actors Fund, actor rights and musicians Alliance, the performing arts cottage finally opened in 1993.
Today, the building has 205 apartments-mostly one --
Bedroom and bachelor, several Two
Value and subsidized rent.
Green Room lounge with stage, piano and professional sound and lighting system (all donated)
See performances by residents and visiting artists.
There is a library, dance studio/gym, art studio, Studio and celebrity club, a bar that shows movies on large TV and hosts impromptu song and dance performances.
Residents are pioneers of Canadian cultural history, and actor Jack Duffy is one of them. a co-
Wayne and Schuster hour was the star of the early cbc TV hit;
Don Owen, director (
Known for his acclaimed 1964 films, no one waved goodbye);
Paul Soles, actor and broadcaster (
He has many credits.
Hosted 30, 60 years old
Era CBC public affairs exhibition in Adrienne Clarkson); actor-
Playwright Valerie Boyle (
Known for writing and starring in a drama called Sophie Tucker: The last Red Hot Mom);
Dolgay Society of Musicians (
Member of the pioneering Canadian civil society \"traveler);
Actor Colin Fox
The most famous is to play Professor Anton Hendricks in the PSI Factor TV series); and 96-year-
Former Radio City rock girl old Janet Heller
One of the most beloved tenants is the international renowned opera bass Molin fritter, but she had to move to a nursing home a few years ago.
According to the board member, energetic former singer-actor Patti Gaelic Kumar, Forrest is an example of how outreach programs can help elderly tenants until they need long-term care.
At one point, PAL tried to buy the neighboring old fish market and create a nursing home wing, but it turned out to be too expensive, she explained.
Another tenant who has benefited from supporting Cast is 56-year-
Old Irene Whitfield
As a writer and former actor, she is the author of the acclaimed Pickford: a woman in Hollywood. )
Whitfield has a migraine and sometimes someone who supports Cast takes groceries to her door.
\"Writing is lonely, but performing arts is a public experience,\" Whitfield explains . \".
\"As performers grow older, the idea is to support each other and stay in a troupe.