Estonian Centre Update

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 2021)


Toronto kesklinna rajatav Rahvusvaheline Eesti Keskus 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 2021)

​Welcome! Teretulemast!


The new Estonian Centre (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.


David Kalm continues to lead the project, and Urve Tamberg has taken on the role of Executive Manager of the Steering Committee. We have also mobilized other sub-committees including a building sub-committee and a legal sub-committee. More details are provided in the question and answer section of the website. Our full team is listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions.


You can find more information on the project, including a detailed list of questions and answers, on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the website and in articles posted in Eesti Elu/Estonian Life–both print and online versions, and as well, on our News/Events page.


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This is a time to look ahead. We have a tremendous opportunity to create an exciting future for the Estonian community—a future that will ignite new ideas, new relationships and new possibilities. 


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We are committed to communicating with you on a regular basis.


Thank you.


Ellen Valter, Chair of the Board - Estonian Credit Union

Eva Varangu, President - Estonian Foundation of Canada

Veiko Parming, President - Estonian House

Jaan Meri, President - Tartu College

For more detail on the history and evolution of the Estonian Centre project:

Case for Support

The Team

September 2017 Letter from the Steering Committee [English | Estonian]

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