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Centre for Native Child and Family Centre
Courtesy of FORREC
Centre for Native Child and Family Centre
Courtesy of FORREC
Centre for Native Child and Family Centre
Courtesy of FORREC
Centre for Native Child and Family Centre
Courtesy of FORREC
Centre for Native Child and Family Centre
Courtesy of FORREC

Centre for Native Child and Family Well-Being

Toronto, Canada

Spiritual kinship with the land inspired this rooftop tribute to indigenous culture. Log seating surrounds a circular fire pit, a ceremonial sweat lodge sits in one corner and a bubbling fountain masks the sound of urban traffic below. A Sacred Medicine Garden grows cedars, sage, sweet grass and tobacco, and a Three Sisters Garden yields corn, beans and squash.

Around the perimeter, native Ontario plant species like prairie wildflowers, grasses, sumac, serviceberry, colourful sedums, bittersweet and wild grape vines create a natural screen. Safe, recycled rubber surfaces provide a soft play area for children while boulders, climbing mounds and natural wood seating add interest. Elders to infants can gather, interact and enjoy this sanctuary in the heart of the city.

Region

Canada

Client

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Services
  • Landscape Architecture
Team

FORREC

Consultants:

Levitt Goodman Architects Ltd. (Lead)

PHASES:

  • Create
  • Design
    • Construction Documentation
  • Realize
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