The 3CA has been operating for over 29 years from a small office from where it has launched most of its programming. Given the space limitations at its head office, the 3CA had to hold much of its programming in various community centers elsewhere. For example, the popular technology training classes are hosted by the 3CA and have been offered weekly. However, single mothers or single fathers were unable to attend these classes without childcare arrangements elsewhere. Consequently, the alternative is for 3CA to secure a space elsewhere both for childcare and program delivery which requires transporting the existing computer laboratory back and forth.

With the growing number of immigrants and community members in the GTA, the demand for community space has increased substantially. The need for larger facilities for providing and supporting diverse cultural, recreational and community needs is now paramount. It is imperative now to recognize the growing need for adequate community center space and the need to create a hub which is the underpinning of the proposed modern community hub project.

Oct 26, 2023

PLACE‐MAKING: A PLACE FOR PEOPLE

The first mandate of the project vision is to create a place for people through a place‐making process engaging community members and stakeholders. Consequently, the project design comprises spaces dedicated to various community needs and purposes.

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Oct 26, 2023

VERTICAL FARM: GROW FOOD

The 3CA is also pioneering in providing one of the first vertical Farms in Toronto and a community garden to foster entrepreneurship combined with food production and community engagement.

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Oct 26, 2023

SUSTAINABILITY: SAVE ENERGY

The goals of sustainability are to avoid harmful and wasteful materials, reduce impact on land use by reuse of existing building sites, ensure a healthy environment, clean air, good natural lighting and natural ventilation. The initial concept is developed TO employ design strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency as described in A two‐tier approach.

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