As many of you know, Grey County purchased our building in the fall and we have been looking for a new home. We are pleased to announce that we have located and secured a new location, a unit at 278 Cook Street in Meaford. The building owners, the Scott family, and their staff have been great to work with so far and share our values of community and environmental sustainability.
While Meaford was not where we originally planned to be we are optimistic about the future of our organization in this location. It’s a great space, with potential opportunities for community collaborations and to expand ELGB initiatives in the future.
While we are sad to leave Owen Sound, we are looking forward to becoming a part of the Meaford community and excited about the potential of this location! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your assistance in this search. We heard from many of you and investigated upwards of 25 different locations in our search for a new home, from Wiarton and Saugeen Shores to Dornoch and Meaford and everywhere in between. Our Board of Directors and staff reviewed the available options and filtered them through a comprehensive set of criteria, and outside professional advice was sought in an effort to ensure due diligence. While we are hopeful that costs will be covered by available funding, there may be additional costs that will become evident as planning continues in earnest.
We will keep you updated with ways you can support if you are interested as we enter this new chapter. There are some needed renovations, and expected tasks include finishing work such as bringing the flooring to standard from a Public Health perspective, painting, some carpentry, as well as helping to get us moved from point A to point B. All of these things are managed by our “Heavy Lifting” Committee, and any interested parties can reach out to David Walton, the Chair of our Board of Directors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.