The Tandoor Oven in a Park

How an Oven Changed the Fate of a Neglected Toronto Park

CityLab, Sept. 18, 2014

Ask a city planner or designer to name some popular amenities for a park, and they’ll rattle off a list: children’s play area, water feature, shade, seating. “Tandoor oven” will not be on it—unless you’re in Toronto, where residents of the Thorncliffe Park neighborhood worked with the city to install a new bread-baking oven in their local park. It’s the first public tandoor oven in North America.

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Photograph courtesy Sabina Ali