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Construction update April 2024

Update / Teade # 211

KESKUS International Estonian Centre construction is now working toward starting the 1-year countdown clock to opening day.

The TTC work over the western half of the exposed subway tunnels is complete, the enclosure has been down and the tunnels waterproofed and are backfilled. /// TTC tööd metrootunnelite kallal objekti läänepoolses osas on lõpetatud, soojuse hoidmiseks telk on maha võetud ning tunnelid on hüdroisoleeritud ja kinni kaetud.

Excavation on the eastern half of the tunnels and the southeast corner of the site is underway, clearing the path for forming the grade beams spanning the tunnels. The second phase of the TTC restoration work (eastern half of the tunnel) will begin immediately, starting with the consultant inspection and renewing the design drawings for this second phase. /// Käimas on kaevetööd tunnelite idapoolses pooles ja objekti kagunurgas, mille käigus puhastatakse pinda tunnelite ületavad talade jaoks. Kohe algab TTC taastamistööde teine etapp (tunneli idapoolne pool), konsultandi ülevaatusega ja selle järgmise tööetapi jooniste uuendamisega.

The eastern half of the ground floor slab behind the heritage house is being poured during the first days of April. Rebar preparation of the basement of the heritage building is underway, for the new structural foundation floor and walls. Work continues for the connection between the existing basement and the new portion of KESKUS.

Muinsuskaitsealuse maja taga asuva esimese korruse põrandaplaadi idapoolne valamine toimub aprilli esimestel päevadel. Käimas on muinsuskaitsealuse hoone keldri sarruse ettevalmistus, uue struktuurse vundamendi põranda ja seinte jaoks. Jätkuvad tööd olemasoleva keldri ja KESKUSe uue osa ühendamiseks.

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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