Community Build

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On our very last morning of the build, we finished up by placing finishing touches on the gabion baskets,...

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Our last full day of work was an incredible one!

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Bell Island_Day 05

On our fifth day on Bell Island, we had the pleasure receiving help from members of the Wabana community.

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By our fourth day, we had everything set up and now it was time for the real labour-intensive work.

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Bell Island_Day 03

Though the weather was less-than-desirable on Day 3 of our build, our spirits were not dampened as we had...

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Bell Island_Day 02

On our first morning on Bell Island, we were all eager to get to the museum to assess the...


Bell Island_Day 01

After an early morning flight from Toronto, The Culture of Outports crew arrived in St. John's Newfoundland excited to...


Thanks to All the Firefighters and Volunteers!

Thank you to Derek Sceviour, Roy Byrne, Allen Decker and all of our dedicated Firefighters;…

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Construction Details

Documenting our latest build

The view from here

The View From Here

The true meaning of community.


So Long, but Not Goodbye!

After a whirlwind week in Botwood, it was hard to catch our plane back to Toronto.

Culture of Outports Team Botwood

Youth Engagement in Botwood

Amongst all of the volunteers, one teenager stood out.

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Our Home Away from Home

Our stay at the Exploits Hostel was most enjoyable, from our initial arrival, to…

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Honourary Newfoundlanders At Last

What is screech and why do I have to kiss a cod?


Headed for the Airbase

With the structure loaded and ready to go, we paraded down Water Street to the site.


Build Day 4: Leaving the Botwood Fire Hall

The snow tried to get the better of us!


CBC Interview

Winter beware, we're here to build!


Build Day 3

Learning to build, from the floor up.


Build Day Two

A well-deserved celebration.


This is how you get things done in Newfoundland!

Construction kickoff was a success with amazing support from the community!!


Design Iterations

Back to the drawing boards!


Moving the Lumber is a Great Workout

Making way for the build!


Clearing the Site: Shoveling

The challenges of shoveling snow in Newfoundland.

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Building a Team

After a positive community meeting on Sunday, we returned to Town Hall with a revised design concept.

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1st Site Visit

Despite the snow and hail we braved the storm and hiked out to the site.

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CBC Central Morning Radio

Check out our radio interview on CBC Central Morning Newfoundland and Labrador.

We’re just one day away from our…

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WORKSHOP #4: Schematic Design

The students met last night to present their preliminary concepts for the airbase.


WORKSHOP #3: Early Ideas

The team met last night for their 3rd workshop, and with only 15 days until their departure for Botwood,...

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Spotlight in Downhome Magazine

Downhome Magazine's November 2013 Issue highlight our recent work in Port Union.

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Little Catalina – Boardwalk & Foot Bridge

Little Catalina proposes an extension to the boardwalk with a viewing platform and a foot bridge to the beach.

Skate Park

Building back a community, one skate park at a time

Find out what's been happening in Port Union since Foundation Square was completed.

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Catalina – The Learning Lab

Across the Catalina Elementary School, the community proposes for a learning lab to enrich the experience of the students...

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Melrose – The Viewing Platform

Melrose proposes to build a platform that provides the youths and elders of Trinity Bay North (TBN) and its...

Aerial View of the Foundation Square

Ryerson Today highlights Culture of Outports 2013

Architectural Science students revamp a waterfront community in Trinity Bay North, Newfoundland

An instant success with the kids!

Work Hard. Play Harder!

It was a bittersweet night for the Build Team.

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Mission Accomplished

Today marked our last day of construction!

orange! he's doing his thang on the cat...err...boardwalk!

Build Day 4: Rain, Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day

It was a sunny day...somewhere else!


Help is a’plenty!

We get by with a little help from our friends.

Did I mention they're heavy?

Build Day 3

After a strategic planning meeting with the design team last night we were ready to hit the ground running…

The volunteers wait until the weeping tiles are buried in place

Build Day 2

5 piers later and we are ready to sleep.  Today represented a big step in the completion of our…

Brainstorming ideas for "I Wish This Was"

1 Design, 2 Designs, 3 Designs, 4

We decided it wasn’t enough to do just one build this year, so we’ve taken up the challenge of…


What is it that you’re doing out there?

We have worked through the design, presented to various community groups of Trinity Bay North, and we are currently...

4 piles are installed!

First day of Construction in Port Union

Steel-toed boots are on and construction is underway!

Brainstorming ideas for "I Wish This Was"

Open Studio at the Manager’s House

Today the team finally presented our concept for each of the builds inside the Manager's House in Port Union.

Designing on site

Design at One to One

The build team designing on site on a nice sunny day!

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Foresight for Four Sites

Today, the Culture of Outports 2013 team began brainstorming design ideas for the 3 other community builds in Melrose,...

Walking along Main Road

A Light Rain

Today was the first day that we had the chance to build something!


Sites and Sights

After another delicious start to the morning, thanks to the ladies at the local Chalet, we took a drive...

Trying out the lights

Hanging by a Thread

Testing and re-testing...1 day to go before the unveiling!

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