New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre (NECTAR)

NECTAR house has been conditionally sold. The Heritage Permit Application for 255 MacKay is available HERE

A message from NECTAR chair Sean Flynn, December 2018:

We have been waiting for the outcome of the conditional sale of the New Edinburgh House at 255 MacKay St., which was to close Sept. 28, 2018. Unfortunately, the process has been interrupted by two appeals to the City regarding the zoning application, and until this is resolved, NECTAR remains the owner of 255 MacKay.

That means we have space to rent! This is great news for the community as we continue to be open for business. We encourage you to rent the beautiful Community Room or the Attic spaces which includes use of the kitchen. This heritage house with old style charm and atmosphere continues to be available for community use until close of sale.

Do you have an activity to bring to the House? Are you planning a seasonal celebration this year? We would be delighted to rent you space, ideal for a Christmas cookie bake or another cooking idea, an art activity (we presently have no art classes), a family activity, a Scrabble or chess group, or musical evening. The ideas are endless and there are times available mornings, afternoons, eve- nings and weekends.

Paul Tonkin will continue as NECTAR’s part-time office manager, working onsite on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He can be reached at or 613-745-2742. If you have an interest in becoming more involved at NECTAR, please contact Paul and he will direct you to a member of the board.

And, back by popular demand, Leslie Lambert will be teaching watercolour painting classes for beginners and intermediate artists at 255 Mackay St. on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Basic equipment is provided for beginners. The first class starts Jan. 9. For more information and to register please contact Paul at call 613-745-2742.

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