The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre is open to the public from 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday and for prescheduled events. If you are planning on visiting the Centre, please book in advance whenever possible. If you require access to the  Centre outside of business hours, please contact the main office to ensure we can accommodate your request.  

We are closely following the COVID- 19, City of Toronto restrictions of physical distancing and gathering limits as well as guidelines provided by the Government of Ontario to ensure appropriate health and safety measures are met, as part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests and employees.

LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE SECOND TOWN HALL VIRTUAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020 AT 7PM EDT.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Town Hall meeting!* The goal of the Latvian Centre is to keep our community informed and to hear your concerns. We want to continue to answer any questions or concerns you might have before the Annual General Meeting on November 12. The LCCC Board of Directors invite you to join us at our next virtual Town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7pm EDT.

 

The town hall meeting will include:

  • Answers to Questions submitted in advance
  • A live question and answer period

Please register for the Town Hall Virtual Meeting in advance by sending the following information to office@latviancentre.org

  • Yes, I would like to participate in the Town hall  virtual  meeting October 21, 2020
  • Full Name and address
  • Email you would like to have the Town hall virtual meeting link sent to.
  • Any questions you would like answered

 

*Link for the zoom video of the September 23 Town Hall meeting: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmlBJgKQY4Uzg4IlClcZQiMnIafliA?e=nKQkQU

 

THE LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE’S
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 12, 2020.

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors, at their August 27, 2020 virtual teleconference meeting, voted unanimously to postpone the Annual General Meeting (AGM) until November 12, 2020. This decision was made considering COVID-19 restrictions. Please read the article “LCCC AGM postponed” that is located below.
AGM packages will be sent out by mail by the beginning of October.

LCCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED

This article explains why the Board of Directors of the LCCC voted to postpone the AGM.

BASEMENT RENOVATION UPDATE

On May 13, 2019 the LCCC experienced a significant basement flood.  We understand that this sewer back-up affected many buildings in our neighborhood.  Our insurers (Aviva) were notified as the damage was very significant.  We have been successful in obtaining compensation for contents damage, property damage and loss of rental income.  

The negotiations with our insurance provider have been difficult and have taken a very long time.  The first offer for property damage was made on July 4, 2019, two months after the flood. It was for $180,000.  We identified many items that the insurance company had not included in the offer.  We made numerous requests to have all property damage included in the claim but our insurance company did not respond favorably.  Without any further negotiation, our insurance company sent their “final offer” for property damage on December 3, 2019 for $197,700.78.  We were forced to start repair work even though the “final offer” did not cover all of the items that needed repair.  

WELCOME BACK TO THE LATVIAN CENTRE!

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre’s facilities are open to the public, in accordance with the COVID-19, Stage 3 restrictions on physical distancing and gathering limits. We are closely following the guidelines provided by the Government of Ontario to ensure appropriate health and safety measures are met, as part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests and community.

Help the Latvian Centre be the essential place to experience Latvian culture in Toronto. The non-profit Centre provides facilities for cultural, social, business and recreational activities. Become a member! Donate today! https://latviancentre.org/en/donations/en/

 

We ask that guests visiting the LCCC continue to adhere to the current Stage 3 operating conditions:

  • Wear a face mask. You are required to wear a face covering whenever in an indoor public space. The order also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • COVID- 19 symptom screening for guests who attend organized events
  • Indoor gathering limits are 50 people; outdoor gathering limits are 100 people.
  • When hosting an event we are subject to indoor or outdoor gathering limits, ensuring physical distancing can be maintained.

EVENTS AT THE LCCC

If you would like to host an event at the LCCC, we will provide:

  • Hall set up and take down.
  • Help you arrange services and suppliers.
  • List of people who can be called, for bar tending and as wait staff.

 

Catering contacts:

 

PJ’s Catering, catering for all events

pjcatering4u@gmail.com

647-287-1974

 

Arnis Markitants

Piragi, potato salad, rosols, fish in tomato sauce

arnism@sympatico.ca

416-822-1283

 

Ranjith Jayawardana

Piragi, cheesecake, applebread, apple / cranberry crumble (drumstalmaize), cakes

asokackk@gmail.com

416-568-3160

 

Ulle Veltmann

Estonian, Baltic Catering

416-565-4876

LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE KITCHEN FOR RENT

A good sized commercial kitchen with plenty of work space and convenient access by car and LRT. We have ample parking and a range of equipment. There is a large banquet hall, 300 person capacity, attached to the kitchen, as well as smaller halls with capacities of 125 and 75, making this a great facility for dinners/weddings, etc.  Contact Meta, gm@latviancentre.org, for details.

Kitchen rates: $25 an hour (minimum 4 hours).

 

Equipment:

 

  • Three ovens
  • 12 burners
  • Grill top
  • Convection oven
  • Deep fryer
  • Walk-in fridge
  • 2 reach in fridges
  • Freezer
  • 2 Robo Coupe blenders
  • 4 quart and 8 quart tabletop mixers
  • 20 quart mixer
  • Industrial dishwasher
  • Ice machine
  • 3 mobile baking trollies
  • Multiple trollies
  • Multiple prep tables

 

  • An assortment of small wares, bowls, pots, pans, trays, bins etc.

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre is the heart of Latvian life in Toronto and Canada

Its mandate is to foster and sustain Latvian heritage and cultural traditions and to provide a venue for social and cultural exchange with other cultural communities in Canada. The non-profit Centre provides facilities for cultural, social, business and recreational activities for the general public and its members.

 

 

Helping each other through the pandemic!

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre and the Honorary Consul of Latvia in Southern Ontario, Karlis Vasarajs, have started an initiative to help our Latvian community during this pandemic. We are making care packages with food items to deliver to those in need. If you know of anyone who is in need please contact us with their name, address and telephone number.

 

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Past, Present and Future

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre

Past, Present, and Future

It was difficult to accept the decision to leave our College Street home for our current location of 4 Credit Union Drive.  It almost split the Latvian community in disagreement.  But the decision was made, and the Latvian centre was purchased in 1979. Our community came together in support, and our volunteer community was strong in accommodating the change.

In a 1984 Multicultural History Society of Ontario article, written by Valdis Liepins, he writes, ”Catering (at the Latvian centre) is directed by the catering manager, aided by a very active and gourmet minded women’s committee, which has established an enviable reputation for high-class, yet affordable, catering.  Being a charity, the centre is run by a board of directors who receive no remuneration. In addition to the women’s committee, there are three special function committees-an arts committee, a library committee and a building committee. As a result of their energies the centre functions smoothly and efficiently and is entirely self-supporting.”

LCCC Scholarship Fund

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre’s Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, to further student’s Latvian Studies. Since that time, $160,000 has been awarded in scholarships.

The 2020 Scholarship application is attached. Fully completed applications must be submitted to the Latvian Centre office by June 15, 2020.

Hall rental

Looking for a venue to host your next meeting, seminar, or training session, a wedding, anniversary, birthday or social gathering?

Please contact the office:
4 Credit Union Dr, Toronto, ON M4A 2N8
Tālrunis (416) 759-4900 | E-pasts: office@latviancentre.org

416-759-4900
office@latviancentre.org

Kanādas Latviešu Centrs Toronto
4 Credit Union Drive
Toronto, ON M4A 2N8
Canada

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