On June 24, 2021, Indigenous People’s Day, Anishnawbe Health Toronto broke ground. Designed by BDP Quadrangle, Stantec, ERA and Two Row, the building complex occupies a 2.4-acre downtown site, and is poised to be one of the first mixed-use, purpose-built Indigenous Hubs in the country.T he mixed-use project on Block 10 of Toronto’s West Don Lands is a legacy of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, being built on lands transferred by the Province to Anishnawbe Health Toronto, partnering with Dream, Dream Impact Trust, Kilmer Group and Tricon Residential to co-develop the site.
Urban Strategies is delighted to have supported this ambitious project as Planning consultants.
The project was profiled in Canadian Architect and Urban Toronto. Spacing Magazine’s was written by Indigenous historian Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, who interviewed Joe Hester, executive director of Anishnawbe Health.
“The hub will provide the members of Toronto’s Indigenous community with a multitude of health services, including traditional and Western medicinal practices, all under one roof. Aside from the health centre, Miziwe Biik Training Institute will also have a new location there, along with condos, a rental building, a childcare and family centre, and a restaurant within a restored heritage building comprising the rest of the hub.” – Spacing
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