Several artists have donated their work to help Yorklands Green Hub cover costs related to trying to acquire the land they've dreamed of for years.
“Our proposed site for an educational, environmental centre at 785 York Road is now up for sale,” the Yorklands Green Hub said in a press release.
“This is a very important time for Yorklands Green Hub.”
YGH revealed the funds collected from 29 pieces of Artspiration artwork will allow them to cover operational costs and focus on the final push to acquire the land.
The online fundraiser auction aims to collect $6,000 and will run from Oct. 23 until Nov. 6.
“We have worked hard to prepare a business plan and build partnerships that will enable us to access this land and these next few months are very critical for us,” said the YGH.
The donated artwork which ranges from paintings, sketches and crafts will be displayed at 10C from Oct. 16 to Oct. 31. Community members can view the art pieces in 10C on Oct. 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
YGH’s vision is to use parts of the land as a self-sustaining education, demonstration and research hub that will allow businesses and community members to be active stewards of the land.
YGH’s chair Norah Chaloner and board members Alex Smith, Lynn Bestari are also formally recognizing the support the organization received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for completing a feasibility study by hosting MPP Mike Schreiner at 10C on Oct. 23.