Indigenous Hub ground-breaking ceremony held on National Indigenous Peoples Day

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The Indigenous Hub, the first of its kind in Ontario, officially broke ground during a ceremony and celebration held on National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, 21 June 2021.

The 2.4-acre Indigenous Hub spans an entire city block at Front and Cherry Streets in the West Don Lands. The Hub will include the new home of Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT), the Miziwe Biik Training Institute, a childcare and family centre, the Canary House mixed-use condominium building and restored Canary heritage building by Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX. DRM) and Dream Impact Trust (TSX: MPCT.UN), and Kilmer Group, along with a purpose-built rental building, developed by Dream Unlimited, Dream Impact Trust, Kilmer and Tricon Residential (TSX: TCN).

Read the full press release here.

aerial rendering of the Indigenous Hub showing multiple buildings on one block

Project Credits:
BDP Quadrangle is responsible for the overall site planning of the project. Phase A is a four-storey Indigenous Community Health Centre designed by Stantec that will be managed by Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Phase B includes a four-storey training, education, and employment building that will be managed by Miziwe Biik, and 13-storey and 11-storey mixed-use condominium and rental residential buildings — all designed by BDP Quadrangle for DREAM Unlimited, the Kilmer Group and Tricon. Two Row Architect is providing Indigenous design consulting services for the entire complex, and ERA Architects are responsible for the heritage components of the Canary Restaurant building.