Creating the Roots for Multicultural Hybrid Food Spaces

The thesis involves three areas of exploration – food, culture, and architecture. The paper questions the current model of farms to the table for its lack of availability and long-distance imports of foods in the context of multicultural urban environments. The goal of this thesis is to create hybrid spaces that consist of ‘farm’, ‘market’, and ‘eating spaces’ where communities have a larger agency and control over the food they need. By creating this vital social space that can be replicated in any part of Toronto through modular architecture, any neighbourhood has the potential to increase food security and food literacy, thus, strenghtening its communities and celebrating culture.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.