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KESKUS construction update

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Update #127

Construction has begun on the architecturally significant KESKUS International Estonian Centre in downtown Toronto. KESKUS 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. Doors will open in 2023.

Here's what happened last week with a look ahead: The general contractor mobilized to the site last week in preparation for subcontractors to arrive. The site will be made safe by electrical and mechanical contractors in the week ahead, before selective site demolition can begin. Demolition will involve both manual and machine work that will clear the KESKUS site of unwanted structural components currently in the way of the upcoming deep foundation effort. This demolition will continue over the next five weeks, and while that goes on, mobilisation for the shoring, caisson and micropile work will also get underway.

Let the show begin!

Please mark March 24th at 7pm in your calendar for a community engagement session, and follow the KESKUS journey as it moves through construction, by signing up for the KESKUS monthly newsletter here.


KESKUS valued donors make a critical difference!

Please join the growing list of capital campaign donors! KESKUS International Estonian Centre’s donor categories are Kalevipoja Laud for gifts of $100,000 and above (including naming rights for specific areas), Viru Vanemad for gifts of $10,000 and above, and Kungla Rahvas for gifts under $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 and leadership gifts can be paid over time. All donations are issued a tax receipt.

Let’s keep in touch!

  • Visit the KESKUS website for all the latest news

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  • Follow KESKUS on Facebook @EestiKeskus, Twitter @keskus, Instagram @keskus.iec


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