Artscape YOUNGplace, Koffler Centre, and adieu (not necessarily in that order)
In the increasingly rare moments I actually log in over here, there's a little box underneath my login that says "remember me." I feel like it should have a question mark; I blog so little these days, I barely remember myself.
This is a circumstance I hope to change for my many fans (hi, mom) but the jury's still out. I'll have made a decision on the fate of this badly neglected virtual space by early December, partly because I'm going to be gone for three weeks starting Friday (firstname.lastname@example.org, I can almost hear your poison tears hissing on the keyboard now).
In any case, some news: Artscape announced today that it had received a $2 million gift from The Michael Young Family Foundation for its still-in-progress repurposement of the old Shaw Street School. With it comes naming rights: The property will open in fall 2012, Artscape says, under the name Artscape YOUNGplace.
About 3 minutes after that announcement, the Koffler Centre for the Arts said it would be one of the newest tenants at YOUNGplace, expanding downtown among the galleries and museums while its new home at Bathurst and Sheppard is being built.