seems odd that an organization from an obscure country with roughly the population of ottawa is building a brand new cultural centre that looks pretty nice. is marty byrde involved with this development?
Not really - I think Toronto has one of the largest Estonian population in the world outside Estonia proper (and even more Canadian-born with Estonian heritage). Make sense for it to be right by Tartu - and the neighbourhood is filled with projects by Uno Prii as a plus.
Also, the principal of Kongats (Alar Kongats) is also Estonian-Canadian as well:
Estonian Centre Architect Profile Part 2: Alar Kongats talks about what matters most For Alar Kongats, leading the design process for the Estonian Centre Project on Madison Avenue in downtown Toronto is very close to his heart. “You can’t help but feel a very personal connection,” Alar said. “I...