3516 Parc: A Community Headquarters for Social Transformation!

March 19th, 2021

Local Groups are Joining Forces: Come Share Office Space with Us!

The Milton Parc Citizens’ Committee intends to lease 3516 Parc (the former Urban Ecology Centre) to develop a community hub. 

We are looking for community-based organizations (and, secondarily, individuals/freelancers), involved in the fields of activism, solidarity, community development, the social economy, research, or the arts who would like to share office space with us in the Cooperative Republic of Milton Parc. 

The building is a beautiful three-story Victorian greystone (120 years old) with a 20-person meeting room, backyard patio, and a rooftop garden (the Lucia Kowaluk Terrace). 

The citizen-run SDC Milton Parc owns the building, and we are expecting to negotiate an affordable rent and have rent flexibility until the end of the pandemic.

Interested potential tenants will need to be able to pay a rent and show how they will contribute to the neighbourhood. For example, this could be through collaborating with the MPCC on its projects and activities, offering technical expertise to local community housing organizations, offering other kinds of general expertise useful for community groups, or offering services broadly beneficial to the health and welfare of the community.

Please send a preliminary expression of interest to the CCMP by Friday, March 26th: ccmp.miltonparc@gmail.com; 514-561-4656 (Nathan McDonnell).

PHOTOS: Here are photos of the building.

If an organization also has other space needs to complement an office in 3516 Parc, such as multi-purpose rooms for 40-100 people, a community kitchen, or storage space, there are other community-run spaces within 5 minutes walking distance. We can help you access these solutions. 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: The building is not currently wheelchair accessible. It may be possible to install a ramp to the back entrance of the building to make the first floor wheelchair accessible, and SDC Milton-Parc is investigating this. The building is not equipped with an elevator. All bathrooms are single-use and non-gendered. The space could be made scent-free as needed.

Here is the SDC offer (published end of February).