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Construction update June 2024

Update / Teade # 217

KESKUS International Estonian Centre construction progress report

Remediation work by the TTC over the western half of the exposed subway tunnels is completed. That portion has been covered up again with backfill and an engineered pad to support the site crane required for next steps has been constructed. TTC consultants have inspected the eastern half of the tunnel surface and the second phase of tunnel remediation is underway. /// TTC parandustööd paljastatud metrootunnelite läänepoolses osas on lõpetatud. See osa kaeti uuesti täitematerjaliga ja konstrueeritud padi, mis toetab järgmisteks sammudeks vajalikku kraanat. TTC konsultandid on üle vaadanud tunneli pinna idapoolne osa ning käimas on tunneli korrastamise teine ​​etapp.

The caisson and pile caps along the southern edge of the site are formed and were poured in early June. This will prepare the area for the forming of the grade beams designed to support the transfer slab above. /// Kassooni- ja vaiapealdised piki mööda objekti lõunaserva on moodustatud ja said juuni alguses valatud. See valmistab objekti ülaltoodud hooviületava plaadi toetamiseks mõeldud talade moodustamiseks.

Construction site
Eastern half of main floor of KESKUS poured, behind heritage house.

The basement of the heritage building is being completed for the new structural floor and perimeter walls, with shotcrete being used for the walls. Work continues on the connection between the existing heritage basement and the new basement already constructed. /// Muinsuskaitsealuse hooneosa keldrikorrus on valmimas uue konstruktsioonilise põranda ja piirdeseinte jaoks, mille seinteks on kasutatud pritsitud tehnikaga toorbetoon. Jätkuvad tööd olemasoleva muinsuskaitsealuse keldri ja juba ehitatud uue keldri vahelise ühenduse loomisel.

Real estate developers' group from Estonia getting a feel for the scope of the KESKUS project, May 29, 2024

Structural steel is in the final phase of shop drawings and entering production. ///Konstruktsiooniteras on tsehhijooniste ja tootmise lõppfaasis.

Sincere thanks goes to the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario for its support of courtyard construction, read more about this generous support here. /// Siiras tänu Kanada valitsusele FedDev Ontario kaudu praeguste ehitustööde toetamise eest. Lisateavet selle helde toetuse kohta lugege siit.

KESKUS 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.

Stay abreast of project progress by signing up for the newsletter here. /// Pane end kirja uudiskirja saajaks siin ja jälgi ehituse kulge!.


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Please join the growing list of KESKUS capital campaign donors to help bring KESKUS to completion. KESKUS leadership donors are recognized here.

There are many ways to make a contribution to KESKUS. 

  • To donate, click here, or call +1.647.250.7136 or email Donations may be made as a family gift, or in honour of an individual or family. All donations are issued a tax receipt, in Canada via Estonian Arts Centre, US tax receipts via Myriad USA and Estonian tax receipts via Eesti Rahvuskultuuri Fond. Donations by credit card may be made here.

  • Legacy gifts made to the Estonian Arts Centre, the charity associated with KESKUS, are creative and tax-effective ways to provide support. These are known as “planned gifts” because with thoughtful planning, we create a win-win situation that benefits both you and our community for generations to come.  Find out how to provide a bequest in your will by going to

  • For information on making other types of planned gifts, including gifts of appreciated securities or insurance policies, or if you have any other questions, please contact EAC Donations Manager Taimi Hooper via email at or phone +1.647.250.7136.

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