Inspired by Wychwood Barns (by DTAH), the agricultural hub was designed as a direct response to the problems identified by the community members of Thorncliffe Park, a once-designated low priority neighborhood in East York, Toronto as part of an effort to revitalize the area.

Driven by a bottom-up approach in design as a result of our workshops that were held there, an urban agricultural site strategy was conceived and was tremendously critical in driving the programming of the community hub. A multipurpose community facility with several functions, the hub contains two greenhouses for both growing and educational purposes, an indoor marketplace and exhibit hall, a community kitchen, a composting station, a storage place for the fruits and vegetables harvested from the rooftops of the residential towers, an open roof area, a classroom and a gallery space.

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