Kingston Road Village Spring Fest celebrations set for Saturday, June 10

Artist Ashley Snook and Tim Dawson of Kingston Road United Church show some of the painted roof tiles that are available for sale at the church as part of its Raise Our Roof campaign. The artwork and more will be displayed at the church during the June 10 Kingston Road Village Spring Fest. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

As part of the Kingston Road Village business community’s Spring Fest on Saturday, June 10, Kingston Road United Church will be celebrating its new roof.

The church will be participating in the festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a quilt show, roof tile painting/sales, hot dogs, bird house painting, bazaar items, and a Raise Our Roof table.

In the process of replacing the roof of the church at 975 Kingston Rd., 9,000 square feet of 100-plus-year-old 12-inch-by-20-inch slate tiles were salvaged from the removal of the old roof. The church partnered with local artists, many of them OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) students, to transform the tiles into beautiful works of art.

Residents can now own a piece of local history, support young artists and enjoy a unique piece of original art as these tiles are available for purchase. Tiles are $100. Proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and the church’s Raise Our Roof Project.

The Kingston Road Village business community’s Spring Fest takes place along Kingston Road between Victoria Park Avenue and Main Street.

It will feature numerous displays, activities and shopping specials presented by the businesses and community groups that call Kingston Road Village home.

Other events planned for the Kingston Road Village Spring Fest include live music, fun games, henna, tarot card readings, a flower pot hunt and more.

For more information, please visit the Kingston Road Village Facebook page at

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