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A little bit of Canada, a little bit of Eesti now in KESKUS foundations!

Updated: Dec 28, 2023

Update/Teade #169

Coins into fresh concrete at construction site

A little bit of Canada, a little bit of Eesti ! /// Killuke Kanada, killuke Eestit!

Heili Toome, International Estonian Centre Inc. board chair tossed two coins into the first foundation pour on the KESKUS site on February 1, 2022 - a Canadian loonie and an Estonian 50 euro cent coin! /// Heili Toome, International Estonian Centre nõukogu esinaine oli KESKUSe objektil kohal kui esimene betoon valati KESKUSe vundamendiks, ja ta lisas segusse nii Kanada kui ka Eesti münte.

With the deep foundation work completed on the KESKUS site on Madison Avenue in downtown Toronto, excavation around the heritage building is now underway and the concrete is being poured to reinforce that excavation, before advancing south toward the TTC tunnels. /// Süvavundamendi tööd on lõpuni jõudnud ja kaevetööd KESKUSe objektil mis asub Toronto südalinnas Madison avenüül jätkavad täie auruga. Kaevatöödega alustatakse muinsuskaitse all osaga ja suundutakse metrootunnelite poole.

The heritage house will be fully integrated and part of the KESKUS project and underpinning the building is the next step in the critical path of construction. Once this building is reinforced, the foundation will be lowered. /// Muinsuskaitse all olev hoone millest saab KESKUSesse integreeritud vajab tugevdamist kaevetööde käigus.

The ugly duckling of a basement in the below video will gorgeous when the walls and floors are replaced, and function as a business centre in KESKUS! Check out the welding in the construction video - the wailers (the horizontal connectors between the shoring piles) are now completed too! /// Ehkki keldrikorrus praegu sarnaneb inetu pardipojale, kui selle seinad ja põrand saavad uuendet, siis selles asub vajalikud teenused KESKUSe tegevuse toetuseks, nt. paljundusmasin ja koosoleku ruumid.

Take a look at the construction update to the end of January 2023 here /// Ehitustöid kajastav video jaanuari lõpuni vaadatav siin:

Stay tuned by subscribing to the KESKUS monthly newsletter here. /// Lisa end uudiskirja saajaks klõpsates siia, et projekti eduga end kursis hoida!


Get involved and help support our future

Deep foundation work on KESKUS is completed! Please join our growing list of capital campaign donors to help bring this extraordinary project to completion.

The KESKUS International Estonian Centre’s donor categories are Kalevipoja laud for gifts over $100,000 (including naming rights for specific areas), Koidula gild, which is from $50,000-99,999, Viru vanemad for gifts of $10,000-$49,999, and Kungla rahvas for gifts up to $10,000. KESKUS leadership donors are recognized here.

To make a donation, please 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 KBFUS and Estonian tax receipts via Eesti Rahvuskultuuri Fond.

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