Press Release for Immediate Release
Cultural Centre, formerly known as A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), a non-profit
that amplifies the history of African and Caribbean Canadian ancestry, announces the launch of
an iconic coffee table book to acknowledge the history and contributions of people of African
and Caribbean Canadian ancestry within the community at Bloor and Bathurst.
The new name ‘Blackhurst Cultural Center” reflects the centre’s cornerstone program
“Welcome to Blackhurst” which provides an immersive experience with walking tours celebrating the rich heritage of black people from the African and Caribbean diaspora within the Bathurst & Bloor neighbourhood. The centre truly encapsulates the vision statement – ‘We are for the people, by the people’ having grown out of the bookstore into a Cultural Centre. This is one of many milestones along their tremendous journey.
Launch Iconic “Welcome To Blackhurst” Coffee Table Book
Welcome to Blackhurst has been a cornerstone program within the ADBCC portfolio of
programs and events. Its unique and innovative delivery model sets it apart as an immersive
and interactive anti-black racism program that engages and educates all Canadians –
particularly students – about the rich legacy of the history-makers of Toronto’s Bathurst-Bloor
and Annex neighbourhoods. Retailing for only $25.00, “ – the book – gives the reader a rich
snapshot of just some of the changemakers and their contributions that have sprung forth from
the neighbourhood including: civil rights activist Harry Gairey Sr., dentist, and art curator Dr.
Kenneth Montague, and award-winning jazz artist Molly Johnson, to name a few.
All proceed from the sale of the iconic book will go directly to supporting the programs and
operating costs of the center. Purchase your copy of the book at A Different Booklist.
About The People’s Residence:
Blackhurst Cultural Center (formerly ADBCC) – The People’s Residence is warmly considered the heartbeat of the community and uses arts and culture to: teach, educate, develop skills,
connect and celebrate our rich heritage while building economic power within the African and
Caribbean Canadian communities.
Black Lives Matter. Black Spaces Matter. Black Infrastructure Matters.
Media Enquiries Contact:
Andrew Perry Marketing
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