Etobicoke Market
An Exploration on Support, Span, Aggregation, and Figure

Instructor: Alexander Josephson
Architectural Design Studio I, Fall 2019
University of Toronto

In the era of globalization, people consistently seek a means of better interacting and connecting with each other. Alongside such trends, the neighbourhood standards of contemporary urban areas are increasingly shifting into public areas that meet the needs of diverse communities. Taking these shifts into consideration, the Etobicoke Market aims to reconceptualize the conventional notion of a public market by purposefully manipulating the structure of the building in a manner that aims to provide opportunities for people to connect within flexible structures and programs. The market is designed to offer both interior and exterior space within which people can showcase their products, while members of the community can come together to engage in a variety of activities and events.