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Ingram & Craig Streets, Duncan, BC, Canada, 2016[open in full screen]  

 
 

We recently visited Duncan in the Cowichan Valley, Brirish Columbia. City of Totems, as it is often called, centre of the Quw'utsun' nation, comprised of seven aboriginal bands – Comeakin, Clemclemaluts, Kilpaulus, Koksilah, Quamichan, Khenipsen and Somena, surprisingly also hosts this beautiful little urban square.

  Duncan is best known for hosting Quw'utsun' nation Cultural and Conference Centre and beautiful nature around the city but this little square was a complete surprise. Atmosphere right after the closing of Sunday market held here, performance gazebo placed in one corner and dominant tower of the city hall overlooking the space looked like square in any Mediterranean country.   I have to say that need for the public gathering space is obviously recognized and surprisingly successfully executed.

Next Canary District along Front Street, Toronto

 
           
   
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