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.
Photograph courtesy Sabina Ali