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Aaniin Community Centre

"Aaniin,” pronounced [ah-nee], means “hello” or “welcome” in Ojibway

Aaniin Community Centre

Markham, ON

Architect: Perkins & Will

Completion: 2017
Category: Instituional/Cultural

Project Type: Structural Engineering

Attribution: Crispin Howes* 

2018–Ontario WoodWORKS! Design Awards
(Institutional Wood Design Award >$15 M)

The name “Aaniin,” pronounced [ah-nee], means “hello” or “welcome” in Ojibway. The name was chosen to welcome Markham’s many diverse communities, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, and in honour of our First Nations people. Aaniin Community Centre & Library is the City’s latest facility. The 122,000 sf, fully accessible LEED Gold facility is located on more than 13 acres of land and has state-of-the-art amenities and features.

*Project delivered by Principal prior to joining PICCO

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