With the support of selected local charities, The Beacon is established as a temporary drop-off location for non-perishable items such as canned food or clothes. The lower section of the structure acts as a repository for such items, with strategically placed openings at different heights. The Beacon represents an opportunity to establish a permanent network of donation hotspots in Toronto, and a great addition to an urban park environment. It may also be repurposed as a wildlife observation tower, a wilderness shelter or a fire lookout tower.
The Beacon, Toronto
Architect: João Araújo Sousa & Joana Correia Silva
Contractor: Anex Works
Area: 9 sqm