Category Archives: Accessibility

WE HAVE WALLS!!

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you have no idea how pathetically excited I was today to open the door to the space and to see real, actual walls!! Holy Moly its been so slow I sure didnt expect to see that today! here are some pics of what it looks like so far!

Walls...real walls!!

Walls…real walls!!

The Dance/Movement/Yoga Studio space

The Dance/Movement/Yoga Studio space

My Office!!

My Office!!

Visual Arts Studio!

Visual Arts Studio!

OMG Im so excited! The plan is to be moved in at the beginning of March…so please keep checking on our website http://www.mandalaartcentre.com or add your name to our newsletter to keep informed on registration for classes.

I am still looking for experienced yoga, dance, movement teachers. If you are interested please contact me at jade@mandalaartcentre. com

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A blank canvas…the space has been demoed…

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After months of waiting, I went to my future art space yesterday to see how it feels with all of the walls gone…It became very real to see where the new walls will be built by looking at the drawings on the floor. I was able to stand in each of the rooms and finally see how big each studio is going to be. I could also start to visualize how things will be organize in each of the spaces. It was very, very exciting.  Seeing it is so different then imagining it. Ive been looking at blueprints for months, but seeing it in real life brought the picture into focus.

here are some pictures…

our space with the walls removed...

our space with the walls removed…

windows will be in all three studio spaces

windows will be in all three studio spaces

from the other end

from the other end

I am seeing things come together…I am hoping to be in the space by March…I will keep everyone updated on the progress of Mandala Art Centre!

commercial real estate = painful

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I know it probably sounds like a broken record, but trying to find the perfect space for the studio has been a very painful and never ending roller coaster. With August 1st coming up this week, my stomach reels at the thought of fall approaching so quickly and not having a space to call our own yet. Properties are either very small or humungous or in very industrial neighbourhoods or just not accessible. I’m still incredibly shocked at how there hasn’t been a single property that is already accessible. How is that even legal?  It completely baffles my mind.

I honestly don’t think I’m asking too much…an accessible space, between 1800-2000sf., near public transit that isn’t going to break the bank…come on $35.00 a square foot, are you crazy?

On the advice of my sister today I took the matters into my own hands and posted an ad on Kijiji to state exactly what I am looking for. And I already had a call and saw one place, seeing another tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed that I find a suitable place quickly…

Ill try to update this more often, I apologize for my tardiness lately!