The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre is currently closed for the purposes of any meeting or event.
The Lett’s Shop is open to the public from 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday. Please pre-order on-line or by telephone for curb side pick-up.
The Northern Birch Credit Union is open 10:00am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are planning on visiting the Centre, please book in advance whenever possible.
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. Please see Public Health Measures link for more information.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN OUR 18. NOVEMBER “DIENA LATVIJAI!” VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS
Please connect with the appropriate links on the special day. The raising of the flag, evening celebration programme, Svētku koncerts, Prezidenta uzruna no Rīgas pils and the Niagara Falls being lit in the colours of the Latvian flag will be shown live at set times, but the rest of the programme can be enjoyed at your own convenience. Happy holidays everyone!
THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
- The address of the Ambassador of Latvia to Canada Kārlis Eihenbaums
- Special Independence day worship service
- President of Latvia congratulates diaspora on Proclamation Day
- “LATVIS” association virtual art exhibit
- Latvian Artisans Association of Canada tour of the ethnographic window displays located in the Centre
- “Blizzard of Souls” film. For further information and tickets ($13.76): http://www.euffonline.ca
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.
PJ’s Catering, catering for all events
Piragi, potato salad, rosols, fish in tomato sauce
Piragi, cheesecake, applebread, apple / cranberry crumble (drumstalmaize), cakes
Estonian, Baltic Catering
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
Kitchen rates: $25 an hour (minimum 4 hours).
- Three ovens
- 12 burners
- Grill top
- Convection oven
- Deep fryer
- Walk-in fridge
- 2 reach in fridges
- 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.
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.
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: email@example.com