The Gathering Circle is an important place of assembly for the city’s residents and provides an inclusive space to celebrate, reflect, and protest. It also sets a precedent of Indigenous place-making that is long overdue.
The First Peoples House frames Indigenous culture, spirituality and environmental consciousness within the modernist sphere of materiality, form, and contemporary engineering technologies.
The Anishinaabek Discovery Centre displays a modern take on traditional Indigenous design, reflecting the importance of culture-based learning that extends well beyond the conventional academic settings.
Wong Dai Sin Temple, an asymmetrical concrete building with an elevated main body, is an unusual presence in the community of Markham and serves as a spiritual space for The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism.
The St. Thomas Parish Hall is deeply important to the community of Moose Factory. The back of the church holds a graveyard full of generations of Omushkego peoples. That alone, validates the need to restore the church. The church also represents the complex history of the arrival of Christian missionaries on Indigenous land.
The monumental design of St. Mary’s Church can be attributed to Cardinal’s application of Indigenous architectural traditions to breathe life back into the buildings with which we react.
As we reckon with the pandemic and an ongoing climate crisis, we are repeatedly faced with questions on how and where we can live sustainably. Do garden suburbs present a solution?