The Artist’s Way* – An Affordable Living Community in The Village of Rosseau

artist-wayThe Rosseau Culture and Arts Project (R’CAP) in partnership with Solterra Co-housing is pleased to announce “The Artist’s Way”, affordable co-owned living accommodations in the quaint Village of Rosseau situated on Lake Rosseau.  This unique project will consist of individual suites that lead into a common kitchen, living, laundry and other facilities. Still considered a single residential dwelling unit, co-owners will proportionally split the project’s day to day expenses such as heat, hydro and taxes.

At a time when cities are becoming unaffordable, both for purchasing and renting a home, our goal is to bring together artists from all disciplines and create a permanent and affordable living experience for years to come. As the residents of “The Artist’s Way” mature, living here will also provide an affordable solution to their health, social and living needs as these costs can also be shared.

Why artists? To begin, the Township of Seguin, where the Village of Rosseau is located, boasts about being declared “the most artistic” in the province, based on the number of artists per capita. As we move forward, we are seeing an increase in the artistic activities occurring in the region, everything from art galleries to music to the growing film industry. Unlike other professions, most artists don’t retire. They may however move into the more individual oriented disciplines such as writing or painting.  As the Village of Rosseau is already hosting a variety of artistic activities, the influence of the resident artists will add the to overall community. R’CAP will continue to provide opportunities for exhibits, showcases and performances.

So what age are the residents? Age is not the factor, but rather providing affordable accommodations for artists of all ages is our goal. Perhaps you are living in the city and concerned about your future standard of living, buying into “The Artist’s Way”now will ensure you’ll be able to live comfortably  in years to come. If you are a couple, by participating now before final plans are set, a larger suite may suit your needs. Suites will range in size and will sell between $130,000 to $160,000.  Surrounded by multi-million dollar properties on Lake Rosseau, this is very affordable. Although our priority is to have the suites owner occupied, we will consider buyers interested in purchasing and providing an artist with affordable accommodations while getting a return on their investment.

“The Artist’s Way” is self administered and final decisions are made democratically by the residents. Solterra Co-housing and R’CAP are separate, registered, non-profit organization whose role is to assist in the creation of “The Artist’s Way” only until all suites are sold. Residency at “The Artist’s Way” will automatically include lifetime memberships with R’CAP. This project is made possible by  a seed grant from Canada Mortgage And Housing. If you are interested in purchasing or long term renting a suite in “The Artist’s Way” please email housing@rosseaucultureandarts.com or call Vince Grittani , executive director of R’CAP at 705-774-4487.

*The Artist’s Way in not associated with the highly regarded book by Julia Cameron but rather refers to the physical drive leading into the project. 

 

 

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“Wake Me” It Ain’t Over

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“Wake Me When It’s Over! The ‘12-Step Musical’ 

GRAVENHURST – The Gravenhurst Opera House presents its final theatrical production of the 2016 summer season; the award-winning “Wake Me When It’s Over…the 12-step musical”, an original comedy by Canadian stage and screenwriter Vince Grittani with music by Rosalind Mills. This comedic look at one man’s attempt to cope with change on his sixtieth birthday features Larry Herbert (Stratford’s “42nd Street”, Toronto’s ”Mamma Mia” and “Cats”) and the versatile Debbie Collins (Mirvish Production of “The Producers”), who was last seen in this year’s Opera House production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes!”

This high-energy comedy from the creator of hits “Yuppies! The Musical”, “Quiet! I’m Talking” and “Scenes From My Dock”, has been updated and features, in addition to the original, new scenes and songs like “Divorce of Course” and “I’ve Got An App For That!”

As Roger (played by Herbert) is about to celebrate his 60th birthday, he turns to Dr. Yolanda and her book “Flush, a 12-step program to happiness!” With each step Roger is confronted by a series of hilarious women from his life, past and present, all played (sometimes at the same time) by Collins. From his strap-happy grade school teacher Sister Mary of The Compassionate and Merciful Christ to the slightly wacky Margo, an Evita Peron wannabe, running for president of the condo association, Roger is forced to deal with each of these characters before moving on.

Award winning director Dayna Tekatch, who directed the 2016 season opener, “2 Across” as well as Mirvish Productions’ “Forever Plaid” in Toronto earlier this year, returns to direct and choreograph this production along with musical director Sherisse Stevens. The show opens Tuesday, September 13 and runs until September 30.

Visit www.GravenhurstOperaHouse.com to purchase tickets or call the Box Office: 705-687-5550