In our work on Leitchcroft Park, we searched for examples of public spaces, designed specifically for culturally diverse communities, but found very few. Surprised by the lack of examples, we set out to understand how various elements in public space can promote cultural integration and how we can create these types of spaces.

We turned our attention home to Toronto where the public spaces have evolved over time as different cultures mix in and interact. If we could find out what was working in these communities, we thought we could take these ideas and apply them to other spaces to help bring diverse people together. We chose six sites for our review. Here are the first three case studies.


Read the full Scalding Court case study


Read the full Kensington Market case study

Read the full Parkdale Library case study