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Revisiting Harvey Woods, Old Abandoned Garment Factory (Day 2 of 2)

  • May 12, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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For those of us who did not have the opportunity to join us on our first exploration of the old abandoned Harvey Woods Factory, this is your second and last chance to take photos of this unique piece of Canadian history as renovations will begin at the end of May to transform this into a brand new affordable housing homes.

This is a special project that is near and dear to many as it is being headed up by a non profit organization whose goal is to preserve the historical integrity of the building while transforming it into a vibrant and affordable community living space.

As part of the transformation, we have been invited to participate in a silent auction of our photographic work. To participate you must come out and photograph the building and then donate a print of your image to the auction. The auction is for fundraising purposes as well as showcasing the beauty of the historic and abandoned building. We have been working closely with Michael Harding, former mayor of Woodstock on this project as our liason, and he has been very impressed by the work put out by the first group who visited back in November.

You can see the photographs from our original outing here:

http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Photography-Collective/events/94123062/

We have been granted full access to the building on Sunday May 12th from 10am to Sundown to explore and photograph the building.

Woodstock is about 60 to 90 minutes from Toronto, near Brantford Ontario. We will once again attempt to organize a carpool. Anyone needing a ride or offering a ride, please leave a comment below.

We will meet at the parking lot of the building at 10am, where we will be greeted by our liason, and he will let us into the building. We are allowed to stay there until Sundown.

There is a lot of broken glass on the premises so it is very important to wear closed sturdy shoes with a good soles, bring a flashlight and of course your camera gear. There are many restaurants near by so we will end with a meal or coffee at a near by location before heading home for the day.

This is an excellent opportunity to photograph a historical abandoned building but also to showcase your art! I hope many of you will take advantage of it, and appreciate that your efforts will go to a good charitable cause.

See you there!

Harvey Woods Garment Factory

third floor elevator boiler room Untitled

 

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  • Mark

    A lot of fun! Lilly, thanks for organizing and Diane thanks for driving!

    May 12, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Glad you had fun. :) Look forward to seeing you again at future meets.

      May 23, 2013

  • Diane

    That was a fantastic oppourtunity and had some good challenges for an amateur like me. I became aquainted with my new tripod quickly. I'll post a few shots soon. Thanks again.

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      It was wonderful to meet you. Glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

      May 23, 2013

  • Mary P.

    That was great - really enjoyed the opportunity!

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Glad you enjoyed it Mary. It was nice to meet you. :)

      May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ummmmm. should we upload a few sample pics here? and what about getting some prints to m.harding?

    May 12, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Hi Frank, do you have his contact info? If not, email me and I will forward it to you.

      May 23, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      and yes! please upload all the pictures you would like. I would like to see. :)

      May 23, 2013

  • Annalisa D.

    Sorry mom change Mother's Day plans :( I will try to come to day 1 if I can find it

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Diane, I can't go now but thanks for the offer!

    May 8, 2013

    • Diane

      :( Next time.

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a ride from a subway station please. Thanksx

    April 30, 2013

    • Diane

      Daisy, do you still need a ride? Which day are you going?

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, was hoping to join the event for the day and wondering if anyone might have a spare spot on the car ride there and back?

    May 6, 2013

    • Diane

      Hey Dan. Would you be able to somehow get close to Church and Queen St?

      May 8, 2013

  • Diane

    I will be going Sunday, leaving from downtown and can take 4 passengers (squished in a Civic). I will meet up at the scheduled time but may leave the site earlier than 5pm.

    May 6, 2013

  • Mary P.

    I am a new member. Would love to attend and get to know others! Hope to bring a guest, but will let you know.

    May 6, 2013

  • andy

    changed to Saturday

    May 2, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Love the idea and the shots I have seen, but Sunday being Mother's Day - the very earliest I might be able to make it 3pm.

    April 30, 2013

  • Peggy

    Cannot make this one- am in middle of crazy time of year & going to US for summer. Enjoy!!! Lilly- did you see any of my Cuba photos or do you still need them??

    April 30, 2013

  • Bev

    Not available on Saturday.

    April 30, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      I won't cancel this date. Just add a second one. So if Sunday is better for you, no worries you are good.

      April 30, 2013

  • Rick B.

    Saturday the 11th would be great and would enable me to attend.

    April 30, 2013

  • Simon

    Saturday is better for me as I could only stay for a couple of hours on Sunday

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Will do my best to make it happen. :)

      April 29, 2013

  • Lilly L.

    Hey everyone, I forgot that Mother's Day is on this day. Would the majority like the date switch to the day before? Saturday May 11th instead? Or are we okay with keeping it on Sunday! Let me know your thoughts!

    April 29, 2013

    • Helen

      Yes, Sat. would be great!

      April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Okay guys I am on it. I will do my best to get a second date in there. Will keep you posted.

      April 29, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    Lily, can we bring and use off camera speedlights mounted on stands?

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Hi Stephen, yes, you can bring tripods, lights, stands for off camera flash etc. Its a big space. They also have have electricity running through a couple outlets but can't guarantee you will have a working outlet in each room, and there are no lights working. But the outlets are good for charging spare batteries etc.

      April 29, 2013

  • Helen

    This sounds like a really cool shoot Lilly, thanks for organizing.
    As it falls on Mother's Day, I will unfortunately have to pass up. Hope you get some amazing pics. Am looking forward to seeing the results....

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Crap! I forgot about Mother's Day being on that day. I will pose to the group if they want to switch to a Saturday (one day before) if it helps.

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is such a cool idea and opportunity!

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Glad you are excited about it Deanna! I am excited about it too. Looking forward to seeing everyone's work at the silent auction.

      April 29, 2013

  • Mark

    I need a ride. Would like to share cost. I can meet up at any subway stop.

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      There are always lots of volunteers for rides Mark, we will be sure to get you there!

      April 29, 2013

  • Tony

    Is there anyway you postpone this meeting by a couple of weeks?

    April 29, 2013

    • Lilly L.

      Unfortunately no. They begin renovations on the building at the end of May, so its now or never. If this date does not work for you, I can try to arrange for you to go on another date, but it will have to be before the end of May.

      April 29, 2013

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