KESKUS, the International Estonian Centre in downtown Toronto will be a dynamic hub showcasing our rich heritage and promoting Estonian innovation. It will be a vibrant gathering place for Estonians of all generations and backgrounds to connect, celebrate, and share our culture and achievements with each other and the world. (Opening 2022)
Toronto kesklinna rajatav KESKUS, International Estonian Centre on dünaamiline koht, mis tutvustab meie rikkalikku pärandit ja edendab Eesti innovatsiooni. See on elujõuline kooskäimise paik, kus erinevatest põlvkondadest erineva taustaga eestlased saavad üksteisega lävida ja pühitseda koos tähtsündmusi ning jagada meie kultuuri ja saavutusi nii omavahel kui ka terve maailmaga. (Avamine 2022)
The new International Estonian Centre, KESKUS, to be located at 9 and 11 Madison Avenue in downtown Toronto will consolidate the largest Estonian community in Canada.
Southern Ontario is home to one of the largest community of Estonians in the world outside of Estonia. We have contributed to Canada’s cultural diversity and economic diversity for more than 60 years. Our forefathers and mothers worked hard to build a new life and familiar institutions when they arrived in this country with little more than a suitcase of memories to help them get started. What was once a carbon copy of life in Estonia has evolved over the decades and generations to reflect a diverse community of those with Estonian heritage that actively engages with multicultural Toronto, diaspora Estonian communities around the world and with Estonia itself. KESKUS will reflect and encourage continued evolution.
This is a time to look ahead. We have a tremendous opportunity to create an exciting future for the global Estonian community—a future that will ignite new ideas, new relationships and new possibilities.
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International Estonian Centre Inc. board
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