Our Story

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Our Story 2018-09-23T14:55:02+00:00

The Almonte Community Co-ordinators has been a not-for-profit tradition since 1974, dedicated to serving the most vulnerable in their community through the revenue generated from their two stores: The Hub and Rebound.

The Hub has a long history in downtown Almonte. It opened its doors at 66 Mill Street in May, 1974 until suffering a devastating fire there in 1997. In 1998, the Royal Bank of Canada sold them The Hub’s current location at 118 Mill Street for $1!

The ACC was founded by women, for women and their families.

The Hub’s founders

At the beginning of the 20th century, 118 Mill St. was the Orpheum Theatre. It later became the O’Brien Theatre which played a key role in the triage of victims from Almonte’s 1942 wartime train wreck. The recent renovation of 118 Mill St has revealed the glorious original theatre ceilings over 20 ft. high, burgundy walls and turquoise blue trim cornices … even the projection booth!

O’Brien Theatre

The Hub’s current day renovation shows a building that can perform double-duty with offices for social services delivery on an upper mezzanine and 30% more retail display area on the main floor. Communal and sorting areas, upgrading an accessible public bathroom, and ensuring a more barrier-free environment are planned for December 2018.