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The Indigenous Hub in Toronto Promises a Brighter Future

October 26, 2020

Azure magazine explores how Toronto’s Indigenous Hub combines Indigenous and Western approaches in this expansive and unprecedented project

Two sinuous buildings hug a lush, raised landscape in the newly revitalized east-downtown Toronto neighbourhood known as the Canary District. ­One is wrapped in a façade of concrete “birch trees,” the other is ensconced in a metal shawl with a swaying fringe. Beyond an edge wall depicting wildlife imagery found on ancient Peterborough petroglyphs, a raised landscape planted with native species intertwines a rainwater-channeling bioswale with a winding foot path. Inside the buildings, health and wellness services that combine Indigenous and Western approaches are complemented by social and cultural programs. These two unique buildings are central to a master-planned community, also including retail and residential, called the Indigenous Hub.

Read the full article in Azure Magazine.

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